10th ICRIER-PRI Workshop on Policy Responses to COVID19 in India and Japan and Prospects for Economic Cooperation Going Ahead | 2022

2022-03-22

10th ICRIER-PRI Workshop on Policy Responses to COVID19 in India and Japan and Prospects for Economic Cooperation Going Ahead

 

22nd March 2022

 

Program (India Time)

 

11.00 am: Opening remarks
DEEPAK MISHRA, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
TAKESHI KURIHARA, President, PRI

 

11:10 am: Inaugural Address
RAJIV KUMAR, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

 

11.30 am: Session 1 - Policy Responses to COVID19 in India and Japan and Future Outlook for the Two Economies

 

Moderator / Chair: Puja Mehra, Senior Journalist

 

Presentations:
Ajit Ranade, Vice-Chancellor, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
Atsushi KAWAMOTO, Director, Policy Co-ordination Office and Global Economy Review Office, Policy Planning and Research Division, Ministry of Finance, Japan [Download Presentation]

 

Lead Discussants:
Go YAMADA, Principal Economist, Japan Center for Economic Research [Download Presentation]
Alok Sheel, Former Secretary, PM Economic Advisory Council

 

12.15 pm Session 2 - Prospects for India-Japan Economic Cooperation

 

Moderator: Anil Padmanabhan, Senior Journalist

 

Presentations:
Takahiro SATO, Professor, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University [Download Presentation]
Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER and Sanjana Joshi, Senior Consultant, ICRIER [Download Presentation]

 

Lead Discussants:
Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, Former Indian Ambassador to Japan
Masashi KONO, Director of Asia and Oceania, JETRO Overseas Research Department  

 

1.10 pm: Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks
Kawauchi Hironori, Executive Vice President, PRI
Sanjana Joshi, Senior Consultant, ICRIER


13th Annual International G20 Conference on Global Economic Coordination in the Age of Pandemic: Views from the G20 Members | 2021

2021-10-06

13th Annual International G20 Conference
Global Economic Coordination in the Age of Pandemic: Views from the G20 Members


6th - 8th OCTOBER 2021

for more details click here: http://icrier.org/G20/2021/



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Virtual Conference on Act East Policy: Enhancing Trade Infrastructure and Connectivity in the North Eastern Region | 2021

2021-03-20

Virtual Conference on “Act East Policy: Enhancing Trade Infrastructure and Connectivity in the North Eastern Region"

Saturday, March 20, 2021

 

Agenda

 

12.00 PM: Inaugural Session

Welcome Remarks: Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, ICRIER

Brief Summary of Study: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

Keynote Address: Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, GOI

Vote of Thanks: Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

 

1.00 PM: Enhancing Trade Infrastructure and Connectivity in NER: Gaps and Impediments

Presentation by ICRIER

 

1.45 PM: Panel Discussion: Realizing the Potential of Act East Policy for Economic Development of NER

Moderator: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

Panellists

Pratima Bhoumik, Member of Parliament
Laisam Simai, MLA, Nampong, Arunachal Pradesh
Rajat Sethi, Advisor, Chief Minister of Manipur
Sanjay Chadha, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, GOI
Jitendra Kumar Sinha, Principal Secretary to CM, Tripura
Gaigongdin Panmei, Financial Advisor, North Eastern Council, Shillong
Debajyoti Dutta, Secretary, Act East Affairs, Assam
Gurudas Das, Professor, National Institute of Technology, Silchar

 

3.00 PM: Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks


Workshop on Facilitating India's Act East Policy: Assessing Gaps in Infrastructure at Land Customs Stations in the North Eastern Region of India | 2021

2021-02-25

Workshop Facilitating India’s Act East Policy: Assessing Gaps in Infrastructure at Land Customs Stations in the North Eastern Region of India

25th February 2021, Guwahati

 

Agenda

 

8:45 am- 9.00 Registration

 

9.00 am -10:00 am: Inaugural Session

Welcome Address and Introduction to Workshop: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

Special Address: Rajeev Kher, Former Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, GOI

Keynote Address: Aditya Mishra, Chairman, Land Ports Authority of India, New Delhi

Guest Remarks: Gaigongdin Panmei, Financial Advisor, North Eastern Council, Shillong

Presentation of Study Findings: Pankaj Vashisht, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

 

10:00 am -11:30 am: Panel Discussion I : Border Trade, Connectivity & Infrastructure in the Context of India’s Act East Policy: Status & Gaps

Moderator: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

 

Panellists:

P. Jawahar, Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries, Mizoram

P. R. Khaund, Secretary, Department of Industries and Commerce, Assam

Parshant Kumar Goyal, Secretary, Department of Industries and Commerce, Tripura

Hage Tari, Secretary, Department of Trade and Commerce, Arunachal Pradesh

Kekhrievor Kevichusa, Commissioner & Secretary, Department of Industries and Commerce, Nagaland

L Bikram, Director, Trade, Commerce and Industries, Manipur

Winfred Warshong. Deputy Director, Department of Commerce and Industries, Meghalaya

Sumita Pradhan, Special Secretary cum Director, Department of Commerce and Industries, Sikkim

 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Panel Discussion II: Border Trade, Connectivity & Infrastructure in the Context of India’s Act East Policy: Potential & Impediments

Moderator: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

 

Panellists:

Debdutta Nandwani, Lead Consultant, East India Trade Advisors, Kolkata

Habul Biswas, General Secretary, Agartala Export Import Association, Agartala

Toko Tatung, Secretary General, Arunachal Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Itanagar

Tenzing Tsephel, General Secretary, Nathula Border Trader Association, Sikkim

Charles Reuben Lyngdoh, Professor, Synod College, Shillong

NVR Jyoti Kumar, Professor, Mizoram University, Mizoram

 

Concluding Remarks

 

Lunch


ICRIER-PRI India Workshop | 2021

2021-02-09

ICRIER-PRI India Workshop

February 9, 2021

10:00-10:10: Opening Remark
- SAKATA Wataru, President of PRI
- Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

10:10-10:40: “Digital economy in India”
- Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

10:40-10:55: Question & Answer

10:55-11:25: “Views on RCEP from Indian side”
- Nisha Taneja, professor
- Sanjana Joshi, Senior consultant

11:25-11:40: Question & Answer

11:40: Closing


AML/CFT CONFERENCE 2020 | 2020

2020-12-28

AML/CFT CONFERENCE 2020

December 28-29, 2020

 

ICRIER jointly with Global Counter Terrorism Council (GCTC) is organising a two day Conference on 'Anti Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism' during December 28-29, 2020.

 

December 28th, 2020 (Day: 1)

 

9:30 AM– 9:35 AM: Welcome By Lalit Ambardar, Anchor, GCTC International AML/CFT Conference 2020 & Political Analyst

 

9:30 AM– 10:45 AM: Inaugural Session

Dr. Kanwal Sibal, IFS(Retd), Chairman-Advisory Board, Global Counter Terrorism Council & Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India

Dr. Shekhar Dutt, SM, IAS(Retd.), Patron-Global Counter Terrorism Council, Former Governor-Chhattisgarh State, Former Defence Secretary & Deputy National Security Advisor-GoI

Chief Guest Address: Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra & Goa (Addl. Chrg.) His Excellency Bhagat Singh Koshiari

 

10:40 AM– 11:00 AM: Vivek Tankha, Member Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Senior Advocate, Supreme Court & Former Advocte General, Madhya Pradesh & Former Additional Solicitor General of India

 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Session 1: Legal & Regulatory Framework in India to handle AML/CFT

Speakers:

Beni Chatterjee, Senior Advocate, Bombay High Court, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Vivek Srivastava, General Manager-Compliance, -Reserve Bank of India

Surender Singh, Senior Prosecutor, National Investigation Agency, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

A.C. Singh, Former Deputy Legal Advisor, Enforcement Directorate

Anil Aggarwal, Chartered Accountant

Session Chair: Prof. Chakka Banerjee, Professor & Dean-VIT Law University

 

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM: Keynote Address

Sujit Kumar Varma, Deputy Managing Director, Corporate Accounts Group, State Bank of India

 

1:20 PM – 1:45 PM: BREAK

 

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM: Session 2: Strengthening Money/Value Transfer Mechanisms Aiding AML/TF

Speaker

Justice A.H.M. Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik, Retd. Justice Supreme Court, Bangladesh

Santosh Rastogi, IPS, Inspector General, National Investigation Agency

Theresa Karunakaran, Former Director, Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Bank, Former Advisor AXIS Bank & Former General Manager, Reserve Bank of India

Honey Katiyal, Founder, Investors Clinic Infratech Private Limited

H.E. Zulfiquar Z Ghadiyali, Executive Director at DIHC- Under Chairmanship of HH

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Sultan Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan- Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Capt. Raghu Ram, Former CEO-NATGRID

Hossam M Abd El-Rahman, Dubai, U.A.E.

Session Chair: Shashi Kant Mishra, Co-organiser-GCTC International AML/CFT Conference 2020 & Former General Manager, Punjab National Bank

 

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM: Break

 

Welcome By Anchor Madhu Sharma, Co-Organiser, GCTC International AML/CFT Conference 2020 & Member, GCTC.

3:30PM – 5:00 PM: Session 3: Lacuna in Legal & Regulatory framework which help in ML/TF

Speakers:

Lily Vadera, Former Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India

Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services Private Limited

Md. Khurshid Alam Khan, Anti Corruption Commission, Dhaka Supreme Court, Bangladesh

Tarun Ghia, Chartered Accountant

Daryl Nolch, Economic & Risk Assessment Reviews, Member International Association of Risk & Compliance Professionals

Prof. Chakka Banerjee, Professor & Dean-VIT Law University

Session Chair : Pradeep Godbole, Co-organiser-GCTC International AML/CFT Conference 2020 & Director, Risk and Compliance Professionals Association

 

5:00PM – 5:15 PM: BREAK

 

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Session 4: Various Mechanisms of AML/CFT in different countries: Legal, Regulatory & Best Practices

Suresh Prabhu, G20 & G7 Sherpa, India

Rosalind Lazar, Regional AML Director - APAC, Singapore

Hue Dang, VP & Global Head of Business Development & New Ventures, Senior Asia Pacific Leader, Hong Kong

Elaine Ramsay, AML Compliance Officer, Meares William Lawyers, Christchurch, New Zealand

Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, Attorney at Law & Journalist, Vienna, Austria

Session Chair: Dr. Saon Ray, Co-organiser-GCTC International AML/CFT Conference 2020 & Senior Fellow, ICRIER

 

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Break

 

7:30 PM –9:30 PM: Session 5: International Cooperation Against Financing of Terrorism

FATF and its Relevance.

Impact of UN 1267 Committee on countering the financing of terrorism

IMF, World Bank cooperation with FATF to counter the finance of Terrorism.

 

Speakers:

Mahaveer Singhvi, IFS, Joint Secretary(Counter Terrorism), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project, U.S.A. & Former Coordinator-United Nations

Prof Anupam Jha, Assistant Professor, International Criminal Law & International Terrorism Law, University of Delhi

Prof. John Nomikos, Director-RIEAS, Greece

John Patrick, Author & Writer

Prof. Christian Kaunert, Chair- Policing & Security, University of South Wales, U.K.

Session Chair: Karnal Singh, IPS (Retd.) Chairperson-International AML/CFT Conference 2020 & Former Chief, Enforcement Directorate & Former Director-Financial Intelligence Unit, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

 

December 29th, 2020 (Day: 2)

 

Welcome By Lalit Ambardar, Anchor, GCTC International AML/CFT Conference 2020 & Political Analyst

 

10:00 AM– 11:00 AM: Keynote Address

Admiral ( Prof.) Jayanath Columbage, Foreign Secretary, Government of Sri Lanka

 

11:00 AM– 11:30 AM: Chief Guest Address: Hon’ble Governor of Punjab His Excellency V.P. Singh Badnore

 

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Cyber Tools Helping in Money Laundering & Ways to combat them

Dr. Jasim Haji, President, Artificial Intelligence Society, Bahrain

Madan Mohan Oberoi, IPS, Executive Director, INTERPOL

Dr. Pavan Duggal, CyberLaw Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Dr. Stephen Cutler, Former FBI

Jiten Jain, Director-Voyager Infosec & Cyber Security Expert

Session Chair: Pradeep Godbole, Co-organiser-GCTC International AML/CFT Conference 2020 & Director, Risk and Compliance Professionals Association

 

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Break

 

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM: Data Privacy & Data Integrity & Role of Upcoming Data Policy

Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, IAS(Retd.), Chairman, State Police Complaints Authority, Punjab

Prof. Matthew Crosston, PhD, Director of Academic Transformation, Office of the Provost, Bowie State University; Senior Research Fellow, Cybersecurity Program, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv, Israel & Executive Vice Chairman –ModernDiplomacy.eu

Dr. Pavan Duggal, CyberLaw Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Theresa Karunakaran, Former Director, Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Bank, Former Advisor-AXIS Bank & Former General Manager, Reserve Bank of India

Dr. Charru Malhotra, Associate Professor(e-Governance & ICT), Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi

Avalon Ingram, Financial Crime Expert, SWIFT

Session Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Co-organiser-GCTC International AML/CFT Conference 2020, President & CEO, ICRIER

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Keynote Address Session
Benami Transactions & Black Money Act

P.C. Mody, IRS, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes, India

Role of Banking in AML/CFT

Soma Sankara Prasad, Deputy Managing Director & Group Compliance Officer, State Bank of India

Panama Papers (Case Study)

Ritu Sarin, Indian Express

 

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Break

 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Emerging Trends & Challenges in Narcotics & Terror Financing in India

Rakesh Asthana, IPS, NCB Chief & DG-BSF

SN Srivastava, IPS Commissioner of Police, Delhi Police

Loknath Behera, IPS, DGP, Kerala

Dilbag Singh, IPS, DGP, J&K

Rajender Pal Singh, IPS, DGP (Economic Office Wing), Uttar Pradesh

Avinash Mohnani, Former DGP, Sikkim

Anil Shukla, Inspector General, National Investigation Agency

Session Chair: Praveen Swami, Group Consulting Editor, Network18 Media

 

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Break

 

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Growing Nexus of International Terrorism and Organised Crime: Definition & Scope of the issue

A nexus between International terrorism and Organised Crime: How did we get here?

Defining the problem: the academic debate

Terrorist Finance: Criminal Methods

Utility of the nexus: Context dependent

The way forward

 

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project, U.S.A.

Dr. Anne Speckhard, Director-International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, U.S.A.

Praveen Swami, Group Consulting Editor, Network18 Media

Prof. Rommel C. Banlaoi, Chairman, Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research

Dr Vesna Markovic, Assistant Professor, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies (JLPSS), Lewis University

Session Chair: Cleo Paskal, International Advisory Board Member, GCTC

 

9:30 PM: Vote of Thanks

 

 


"Leading with Grit and Grace" International Leadership Conference | 2020

2020-11-05

"Leading with Grit and Grace" International Leadership Conference

November 5-6, 2020

Agenda

 

Day 1: November 5th, 2020 (1.45PM – 5.30PM) IST
1:45 - 2:00 PM

 

Welcome Remarks

Ipsita Kathuria (Founder & CEO, TalentNomics India)
Rabea Brauer (Chief Representative, Japan, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Introduction to the Conference by Emcees

Aparna Devikar (Category Head, Dr Reddy’s Ltd.)
Aneesh Patnaik (Consultant, Vahura Talent Management)

 

2:00 - 2:30 PM
Keynote Address : Know more

Princess Mabel van Oranje (Global Advocate for freedom, justice and development; Social change entrepreneur; Board Chair of Girls Not Brides)
Hosted by Anita George (Executive Vice President & Deputy Head, CDPQ Global)

 

2:30 - 3:15 PM
Session 1: Leading in Economic Turmoil Know more

Panelists:
Henriette Kolb (Manager, Gender and Economic Inclusion, IFC)
Anu Madgavkar (Partner, McKinsey Global Institute)
Dr. Sanjay Kathuria (Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, India, and former Lead Economist, World Bank)
Moderator: Dr Annurag Batra (Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld & exchange4media Group)

 

3:15 - 3:40 PM
SESSION BREAK

Exciting polls, session videos & view partner exhibits

 

3:40 - 4:40 PM
Session 2: Leading with Technology and Innovation for an equal world Know more

Panelists:
Ronja Kemmer (Member of the German Parliament; Member, Committee on the Digital Agenda German Parliament)
Mouna Aouri Langendorf (Founder,Woomentum)
Nina Brandau (Education Policy Officer at Bitkom e.V., Germany’s digital association)
Moderator: Rabea Brauer (Chief Representative, Japan. Director Regional Program 'Economic Governance in Asia', Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS))

 

4:40 - 4:45 PM
Closing Notes: Highlights of the day and introduction to Day 2

Panelists:
Emcees: Aparna Devikar, Aneesh Patnaik

 

4:45 - 5:00 PM
Coping with grit and wit - laugh and learn Know more

Panelists:
Indu Balachandran (Author and satirist)

 

5:00 - 5:30 PM
One-on-One Meets Know more

Panelists:
TalentNomics India and KAS teams, Leaders and Mentors


 

Day 2: November 6th, 2020 (1.00PM – 5.35PM) IST
1:00 - 1:30 PM
One on One Meets Know more

TalentNomics India and KAS teams, Leaders and Mentors

 

 

1:30 - 2:00 PM
Recap of Day 1
Welcome remarks

Emcees: Aparna Devikar, Aneesh Patnaik

 

 

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Session 3:
Leading for a new equilibrium
 Know more

Panelists:
Frances Valintine (CNZM- Founder & CEO, The Mind Lab, NZ and Tech Future Lab)
Dr. Rubana Huq (President BGMEA & MD, Mohammadi Group, Bangladesh)
TN Hari (Head HR, BigBasket, Advisor to start-ups)
Shweta Anand Arora (Leadership and executive coach; Founder, The Core Questin)
Moderator Ambika Singh Kahma (Journalist, Social Issues Campaign-NDTV )

 

3:00 - 3:15 PM
SESSION BREAK

Exciting polls, session videos & view partner exhibits



 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Session 4 : Valedictory Session : Leadership for a new world Know more

Shiv Khera (Author, Educator, Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker)
Hosted by Binoo Wadhwa (COO, TalentNomics India)

 
4:20 - 5:00 PM
Session 5: Grit and Grace Leadership Framework: From Surviving to Thriving

Panelists:
Ipsita Kathuria (Founder, CEO TalentNomics India)
Binoo Wadhwa (COO, TalentNomics India)
Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha (Founder & Chairman, Harappa Education, Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University, Founding Dean and a member of the Executive Board of ISB)
Leslie Williams (President, LeaderShift Consulting)

 

5:00 - 5:15 PM
Vote of thanks and Post Conference Engagement

Panelists:TalentNomics India and KAS

 

5:15 - 5:35 PM

A Road-map for holistic (personal and professional) wellbeing in the current times

Dr. Sheela Nambiar (Founder, Training for Life; Women’s Wellness, Fitness & Lifestyle Consultant)


12th Annual International G20 Conference on Protecting Human Lives and Restoring Economic Stability: Views from the G20 Members | 2020

2020-10-05

12th Annual International G20 Conference
Protecting Human Lives and Restoring Economic Stability: Views from the G20 Members


5th - 8th OCTOBER 2020

for more details click here: http://icrier.org/G20/2020/



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Conference on Internet Governance in India: People, Purpose and Process | 2020

2020-02-24

Conference on Internet Governance in India: People, Purpose and Process

24th of February, 2020 at Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

 

Programe

 

10:30 – 11:00: Registration

 

11:00 – 11:10: Welcome Remarks

 

11:10 – 11:30: Opening Address

 

11:30 – 12:45:Panel Discussion I: India’s Engagement with Global Internet Governance Institutions and Processes

 

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

 

13:30 – 14:00: Special Address

 

14:00 – 15:00: Panel Discussion II: India’s Critical Internet Infrastructure

 

15:00 – 15:30: Tea Break

 

15:30 – 16:30 Panel Discussion III: Internet Governance: The Indian Experience

 

16:30 – 16:50 Closing Address

 

16:50 – 17:00 Vote of Thanks

 

17:00 onwards High Tea

 

Summary of Internet Governance in India: People, Purpose and Process”
Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre.

 

24 February 2020

As new and emerging technologies develop relying extensively on the internet backbone, it becomes imperative to rearticulate the vision for internet governance, and especially from the perspective of an emerging power like India. In this context, ICRIER with the support of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), held a daylong conference at India Habitat Centre. The welcoming remarks were given by the Director and Executive Dr. Rajat Kathuria wherein he explained how technology and the internet has evolved in the past three decades and intricately woven to become an integral part of our daily lives. According to him, we have an immense number of challenges to overcome in the sphere of digital information. He urged for the development of well-coordinated rules in the sphere of internet policy making which needs to be open, inclusive and transparent. Reflecting on this need, he also focused on the large number of cybersecurity issues and challenges which have surfaced the sphere of internet governance. Following the introductory remarks, Mr. Ajay Sawhney delivered the Keynote Address wherein he expressed his views on internet governance. He shed light on the few gaps and discrepancies existing in the sphere of internet government including the disparity between the numbers of Indian internet users and the participation of India in the formulation of internet governing policy. Another challenge which he shed light on, was the availability of the internet content in the 22 scheduled languages. While concluding, he also presented his views on how the Indian government can learn and build on the already existing frameworks of other countries. He focused on the need for a framework which would align the offline and online infrastructure of internet entities, ultimately working in the interest of the country.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION – I: India’s Engagement with Global Internet Governance Institutions and Processes

 

The panelists for the first round of the panel discussion were Mr. Sarvjeet Singh, Ms. Latha Reddy and Mr. Samiran Gupta; the discussion was moderated by Mr. Gangesh Varma. The moderator commenced the discussion by giving a brief overview of the history and evolution of internet and internet governance. He went on to define internet governance as a developmental application formulating the norms and regulation for the evolution and use of internet governance. According to him, though we have come far in the journey of internet to the ubiquitous social media, smart devices and cloud infrastructure; we still have a long way to go. Along the same lines, he also narrated how the issues revolving around the internet fundamentally has evolved from the ICT development to human rights, privacy and cybersecurity.

 

Latha Reddy shared her insights with the audience starting from how internet governance has evolved in the country. She explained how a decade ago, the main concern of the government was to connect the public which resulted in numerous gaps and overlapping in the policy issues. She went on to elaborate on how integral the role of private industries is, in shaping the policy framework and infrastructure in the sphere of internet governance. She believed that the vision and direction could only be optimally implemented once the government and private industries join hands. Mr. Samiran Gupta also mentioned statistics explaining the growth of internet base in India with respect to global participation. His inputs revolved around how India needs to participate in the global arena of internet governance. According to him, we need to be concerned about the technology standards which are the preface of the future along with the policy issues; encircling how to run the technology and provide services, and how digital inclusion needs to be meticulously inculcated keeping the civil rights and society satisfied. Building on to which, Mr. Sarvjeet Singh explained how the lack of Indian representation at international fora would be problematic for the civil society. He concluded by suggesting that there is a need for increasing the consistent engagement of government personnels and developing their capacity. He also shed light on how the instability of the vision resulting from irregular and absenteeism of meetings would ultimately result in inconsistent engagement. He also opined that thus far India stance has been more reactive and it may be wise to play a more proactive role in the ongoing discourse and aim to become agenda setters in the global realm of internet governance.

 

SPECIAL ADDRESS

 

The special address was made by Mr. Shyamal Ghosh. He spoke about the evolution of policy concerns in the telecom sectors and India’s emerging digital economy. He focused on mechanisms to triangulate among right to information, security and data privacy. He drew a comparison between USA’s soft regulatory stance vis-à-vis the more hardline approach taken by the EU, which are both at the extreme ends of the regulatory spectrum. He suggested that India’s regulatory policies should take a moderate approach. However, he used Schumpeter’s creative destruction theory to explain how when old orders give way to new ones, existing regulations become redundant. Therefore, regulatory policies must also evolve in-sync with technology. According to him, the opaqueness surrounding the generation, collection and usage of data by new generation devices, makes it imperative for this objective to be crystal clear. This would help policymakers formulate targeted policies.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION II: India’s Critical Internet Infrastructure

 

The panelists for the second round of the panel discussion were Ms. Gunjan Chawla, Mr. G. Narendra Nath, Mr. Anupam Aggarwal and Mr. Saikat Datta; the discussion was moderated by Ms. Isha Suri. Mr. Nath explained the significance of “trust” in the arena of internet governance. He also expressed his concern about the criticality of the internet infrastructure and the wrong routing of the traffic of the internet. Building onto this, he shared his views on the critical security and how to tap and harness the capacity of our country’s potential .According to him, the need for a framework wherein the government, civil society and private industries come together to bridge the trust gap. Mr. Anupam’s comments focused on the metes and bounds of critical internet infrastructure and how we should initiate the process to define it in order to efficiently devise the laws. On critical infrastructure , Ms. Gunjan addressed the need to explore and inculcate capacity building opportunities within education curriculums of the country. She focused on how with an increase in the internet traffic, there is an urgent need to increase the efficiency. According to her, this could be achieved through outsourcing or via deployment of efficient business model. She also concluded by suggesting that the government needs to foster trust between different entities. Mr. Saikat Datta explained how asking and discussing issues at international forums would be beneficial for the country. According to him, in order to achieve the aforementioned goal the challenge of capacity building needs to be conquered. He concluded by mentioning that only when such discussions happen, the questions related to a country based root server would be answered. The panel also discussed the definition of what is critical information infrastructure and distinguishing it from the less commonly articulated critical internet infrastructure.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION III: Internet Governance: The Indian Experience

 

The panelists for the final round of the panel discussion were Ms. Anita Gurumurthy, Mr. Apar Gupta, Dr. Govind and Mr. Puneeth Nagaraj; and was moderated by Dr. Mansi Kedia. Dr. Govind initiated the discussion by surmising the history of the internet governance and regulation. He stressed on the need for an inclusive, democratic and transparent framework for regulating the arena of internet governance. According to him security, safety and resilience should be the virtues of the internet policy, which have evolved from the original aim of access, diversity and safety. He concluded suggesting India to host global conferences and discussion forums on standardisation in the sphere of internet governance. Ms. Anita Gurumurthy was ambivalent to the position of India in the sphere of internet governance. Recalling Dr. Govind’s comment, she expressed how the increasing claim of population has led to hasty recommendations in the horizon of copyright issues. Therefore, there has been an evolution in the idea of sovereign and leadership in the public policy of internet governance. The historical narrative was also a part of her discussion where she gave an illustration of the working group on constitution in order to formulate a global governance framework binding for the internet, but eventually failed to do so. She also highlighted the principle of internet egalitarianism in regards to public internet entities. She went to discuss the shortcomings of the current framework namely - lack of government institutional infrastructure or public clinics for deliberations. She also expressed her concerns regarding an entire generation of ill-informed users/consumers and how the traders related to ecommerce policies have been affected. Mr. Apar Gupta built on Ms. Anita Gurumurthy’s comments and suggested that the objective of public consultation and administration of public content should be transparency. He gave his insights on how the increase in diverse set of viewpoints and degree of foreseeability is integral to policy making. He highlighted how the transparency level varies across the ministries and committees which in turn, undermine the role and power of the standing committee. He went on to suggest that we need to build trust and strategise on how to curb the lack of participation from the civil society. He concluded by suggesting that the government should focus on increasing the level of predictability of the policies and risks to consultations can be mitigated by factoring them in during the initial stages of the process. Mr. Puneeth Nagaraj elaborated on how effective multistakeholderism has been. He went on to explain how most of the issues are real life related not tech related as a result of which there is a legitimate need to conduct regular multi-stakeholder dialogues. He drew focus on how Indian actors lack in institutional knowledge and participate only irregularly resulting in inconsistency. He also pointed out the shortcomings of an Indian framework wherein lack of funding and training; and abstaining from engaging on substantive issues was highlighted.

 

The concluding remarks were given by Mr. T. Santhosh wherein he highlighted that there is not enough industrial leadership presence at international internet governance forums and the direction to progress and grow was defined and would be initiated by formulating standards which will help create numerous markets. Dr. Rajat Kathuria concluded the conference by distilling key takeaways of the day. He highlighted that the representation at multi-stakeholder fora is not reflective of the heftiness of the user base and there is an urgent need to improve our domestic process and capacity for efficient management and formulation of regulations. According to him, the problem of under representation, the issue of legitimacy and credibility resulting in the erosion of trust between the institutions and entities are among the major challenges that serve as roadblocks to harnessing India’s potential.

 

 


Workshop on India's Labour Markets: Opportunities and Challenges in a Changing Global Environment | 2019

2019-12-20

Consultative workshop on “India’s Labour Markets: Opportunities and Challenges in a Changing Global Environment

 

December 20th 2019 at ICRIER Conference Centre, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road New Delhi

 

10:00 am - 2:00 pm : Registration

 

10:30 am: Presentation and discussion

 

The share of manufacturing employment in overall remained more or less constant over the last two decades at about 10 per cent. Now, the recent concerns in the growth performance of the Indian economy have brought reforms- external sector as well as domestic reforms, back to the centre stage of the policy discourse. One key area that has attracted attention is labour markets and labour institutions, especially in the light of changes in data architecture on labour markets and codification of labour laws in the recent times. The current debate has gone beyond labour market flexibility due to de facto reforms and deterioration of labour market outcomes in the backdrop of such changes (Bhattacharjee, 2019). This workshop therefore aims to initiate a dialogue and generate a conversation among wider stakeholders on what are the challenges and opportunities for Indian labour markets in the context of changing domestic macro environment and rising protectionism and populism in the global context. Our objective is therefore to discuss key issues surrounding data architecture on labour markets, codification of labour laws, supporting the informal sector, and skills mismatch and development, in order to chart out the future direction of labour market reforms in India.


Conference on 21st Annual Neemrana Conference | 2019

2019-12-13

21st Annual Neemrana Conference

 

PROGRAMME

 

December 13-15, 2019
Neemrana Fort-Palace, Rajasthan

 

Day 1: Friday, December 13

 

1:30 pm: Minister’s address by Nirmala Sitharaman, Honorable Finance Minister, Government of India followed by lunch at the Finance Minister’s residence

 

3 pm: Departure for Neemrana Fort

 

7:00 pm: Welcome Remarks
Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

 

7:10 pm: Tribute to Martin Feldstein

N. K. Singh, Chairman, 15th Finance Commission, Government of India

James Poterba, President, NBER; Mitsui Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Anne O. Krueger, Senior Research Professor of International Economics, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Development, Stanford University

 

7.30 pm: India and the US Economy

Speakers: 

Anne O. Krueger, Senior Research Professor of International Economics, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Centre for International Development, Stanford University – Update on US-China trade

Surjit S. Bhalla, IMF Executive Director representing India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka; Member, Board of Governors, NCAER – High Level Advisory Group (HLAG report)


 

8:15 pm Cultural Event followed by dinner


 

Day 2: Saturday, December 14

 

9 am: Session 1: The World Economy

 

Chair:

Uday Kotak, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Charles Engel, Donald Hester Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
John Lipsky, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University; Peterson Distinguished Scholar, SAIS Kissinger Center
Stephen Redding, Harold T. Shapiro *64 Professor in Economics, Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

 

10:30 am: Tea/Coffee Break

 

10:45 am: Session 2: Federal Finance Framework

 

Chair:

N. K. Singh, Chairman, 15th Finance Commission, Government of India

 

Speakers:

Varadarajan V. Chari, Professor of Economics and the Paul W. Frenzel Land Grant Professor of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Prachi Mishra, Managing Director in Global Macro Research and India Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs, Mumbai

Karthik Muralidharan, Tata Chancellor's Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

12:15 pm: Tea/Coffee Break

 

12:30 pm: Keynote Address

Raghuram G. Rajan, Former Governor, RBI; Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chair:

Rakesh Mohan, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University; Former Deputy Governor, RBI

 

Discussion

 

1:15 pm: Lunch

 

2:15 pm: Session 3: Growth, Inequality, and Inclusion

 

Chair:

Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Rakesh Mohan, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University; Former Deputy Governor, RBI

Chetan Ghate, Professor, Economics and Planning Unit (EPU), Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre

Sonalde Desai, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland; Professor and Centre Director , NCAER-National Data Innovation Center, New Delhi

 

3:30 pm Tea/ Coffee Break

 

3:45 pm: Session 4: Urbanisation

 

Chair:

Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Rana Hasan, Director, Economic Analysis and Operational Support Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

 

5 pm: Tea/Coffee Break

 

5:15 pm: Session 5: Public Finance and the Macroeconomy

 

Chair:

Alok Sheel, RBI Chair Professor in Macroeconomics, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Alan J. Auerbach, Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law and Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley

Ashok Lahiri, Member, Fifteenth Finance Commission of India; Former Executive Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

James Poterba, President, NBER; Mitsui Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Rema Hanna, Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies and Chair of the International Development Area, Harvard Kennedy School

 

6.45 pm: Tea/Coffee Break

 

7 pm: Dinner Address by Arvind Subramanian, Former Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India –India: Diagnostics and Prescriptions

 

8 pm Dinner

 

Day 3: Sunday, December 15


 

9 am: Session 6: Labour Market and the Challenge of Job Creation

Chair:

Radhicka Kapoor, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Michael Peters, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Yale University

Surjit S. Bhalla, IMF Executive Director representing India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka; Member, Board of Governors, NCAER

 

10:15 am Tea/Coffee Break

 

10:30 am Session 7: Education and Skill Development

 

Chair:

Pramod Bhasin, Founder, Genpact Ltd.; Chairman, Clix Capital Services; Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Karthik Muralidharan, Tata Chancellor's Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

Parag Pathak, Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

Neeraj Kaushal, Professor of Social Policy, Columbia University; Research Fellow, IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, Germany

 

11.45 am Tea/Coffee Break

 

12 pm: Session 8: Health and Economic Growth

 

Chair:

Shekhar Shah, Director-General, NCAER

 

Speakers:

Kathleen McGarry, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Indu Bhushan, CEO, Ayushman Bharat and National Health Authority (NHA)

Ali Mehdi, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

 

1.15 pm: Lunch

 

3 pm: Departures

 


DoT Regional Workshop with States/UTs | 2019

2019-09-16

DoT Regional Workshop with States/UTs

Hotel Taj Connemara, Chennai

 

AGENDA

 

09:30 - 10:15: Registration

 

10.15 – 11.05: Opening Session

 

10:15 – 10:25: Welcome Address:

Shri Amit Yadav, Joint Secretary (T), DoT

 

10.25 – 10.30: Telecom Infrastructure Providers Perspective:

Shri T. R. Dua, DG, TAIPA

 

10:30 – 10:35: Address by ICRIER

Shri Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

 

10.35 – 10:40: Telecom Service Providers Perspective

Shri R. S. Mathews, DG, COAI

 

10:40 – 10:50: Address:

Shri K. Shanmugam, CS, TN State Govt

 

10:50 – 11:00: Address:

Shri Anshu Prakash, Secretary (Telecom), DoT

 

11:00 – 11:05: Vote of Thanks

Shri Ashok Raj, Sr. DDG, TN LSA DoT

 

11:05 – 11:15: Tea Break

 

Session – 1: Right of Way (RoW) for Digital Infrastructure

 

11:15 – 12:15: Presentation on RoW Rules, 2016 and Status of RoW policy

Shri Amit Yadav, Joint Secretary (T), DoT / Shri T. R. Dua, DG, TAIPA

 

Session – 2: Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) of States/UTs

 

12:15 – 13:15: Presentation: Objective and Methodology of BRI; Data collection from States/UTs

Shri Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

 

Session – 3: Roll of DoT LSA in States/UTs

 

13:15 – 13:30: Presentation: Role of DoT LSA in States/UTs

Ms. V. Meenalochiny, DDG, DoT LSA

 

13.30 – 14.15: Lunch

 

Session – 4: Status of Bharat Net and Uncovered Villages

 

14:15 – 15:30: Presentation on Review of Bharat Net Project & Uncovered Villages

Shri Pankaj Kumar, JA (T) USOF / Shri R. K. Singh Director (Planning), BBNL

 

15:30 – 15:45: Tea Break

 

Session – 5: Session on EMF emission

 

15:45 – 16:30: Presentation: EMF Emissions and towers: The Physics & Technical Aspects Shri R. M. Chaturvedi, DDG (CS), DoT

 

Session – 6: Interactive Session with States/UTs

 

16:30 – 17:00: Q & A: Interactive Session with State Representatives DoT, ICRIER, COAI, TAIPA

 


11th Annual International G20 Conference Global Cooperation for Inclusive Growth: Views from G20 countries | 2019

2019-05-30

G20

11th Annual International G20 Conference Global Cooperation for Inclusive Growth: Views from G20 countries

30-31 May, 2019 | New Delhi | India

for more details click here: http://icrier.org/G20/2019/


Conference on Visions for India in 2030 | 2019

2019-04-16

Conference on Visions for India in 2030

on

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

 

PROGRAMME

 

10:00 – 10:20 am : Registration and Tea/Coffee

 

10:20 – 10:40 am : Opening Address

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Ms. Natalie Toms, Economic Counsellor, British High Commission, New Delhi, India

 

10:40 – 11:10 am : Keynote Speaker

Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

 

11:10 – 11:30 am : Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:30 – 12:30 pm : Panel Discussion

 

Chair:

Dr. Surjit Singh Bhalla, Managing Director, Oxus Investments Private Limited

 

Panelists:

Dr. Ila Patnaik, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP)

Mr. Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj

Ms. Sindhushree Khullar, IAS (Retd.), Former CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India

 

12:30 – 01:00 pm : Question and Answer

01:00 – 01:05 pm : Vote of Thanks

01:05 pm onwards : Lunch


Conference on Future of the Digital Economy: Cross Currents in Emerging Regimes | 2019

2019-03-25

Conference on Future of the Digital Economy: Cross Currents in Emerging Regimes

 

Date: 25th March 2019

Venue: Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

 

 [Download Summary Report]

 

Agenda

 

10:00AM – 10:30AM : Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

10:30AM – 10:50AM : Welcome Remarks

Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER

Peter Cherukuri, Executive Director, Data Catalyst Institute

 

10:50AM – 11:15AM: Key Note Address

Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India

 

11:15AM – 12:30PM: High Level Panel Discussion on Future of the Digital Economy

 

Moderator: Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER

 

Panelists:

Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, India, South and Central Asia, Facebook

Asoke Kumar Mukerji, Former Permanent Representative to UN, Govt. of India

Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India

Sanjeev Bikchandani, Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman, Info-Edge

 

12:30PM – 01:15PM: Lunch

 

01:15PM – 01:35PM: Special Address

Gopalakrishnan S. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India

 

01:35PM – 02:45PM: Panel Discussion I

Data Security: Emerging Discourse on Encryption and Localisation

 

Moderator: Deepak Maheshwari, Director - Govt. Affairs, Symantec

 

Panelists:

Madan M. Oberoi, Special Commissioner of Police (Special & Tech Cell), Delhi Police, Govt. of India

Mudit Kapoor, Associate Professor Of Economics, Indian Statistical Institute

Ritesh Kumar Singh, Founder and Chief Economist, Indonomics Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Shahana Chatterji, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

 

02:45PM – 03:00PM: Tea Break

 

03:00PM – 04:15PM: Panel Discussion II

Identity & Authentication in India’s Digital Economy

 

Moderator: Prasanto K. Roy, Senior Director, FTI Consulting

 

Panelists:

Apar Gupta, Executive Director, Internet Freedom Foundation

Smitha Krishna Prasad, Associate Director, Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University Delhi

Vaibhav Kakkar, Partner, L& L Partners Law Offices

Wriju Ray, Chief Business Officer, IDfy

 

04:15PM – 04:30PM: Closing Remarks

Peter Cherukuri, Executive Director, Data Catalyst Institute

Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER


9th ICRIER-PRI Workshop on Global Economic Trends and India-Japan Economic Partnership | 2019

2019-03-08

9th ICRIER-PRI Workshop
Global Economic Trends and India-Japan Economic Partnership

March 8, 2019

ICRIER Conference Room, New Delhi

 

Programme

 

10:00 am Registration

 

10:30 am
Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER
Opening Remarks by KOBE Harumi, Councilor & Vice President, PRI

11:00 am
Session 1: Progress in Infrastructure Development and Ease of Doing Business in India Key words – connectivity, Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy, Act East, ease of doing business in India

 

Chair: Manoj Pant, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

 

Speakers
-Takashi Tsuchiya, Deputy Director General, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), New Delhi Anil Padmanabhan, Managing Editor, Mint

 

Lead Discussants
-Hayashidani Ichiro, Chief Representative, Japan Bank for International Cooperation ( JBIC), New Delhi
-Takayoshi Tange, Senior Representative/Deputy Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) India Office
-Sanjana Joshi, Senior Consultant, ICRIER

 

12:30 pm Lunch

 

1:30 pm Session 2: Indian and Japanese Perspectives on New Financial Technologies
Key words – digitalization, regulatory framework, potential risks
Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Speakers
-Akira Tokutsu, Associate Professor, Tohoku University
-Saon Ray, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

 

Lead Discussants
-Prasanto Roy, Senior Director, FTI Consulting
-Daisuke Maeda, MD, AEON Credit Service India PVT. LTD.
-K. P. Sunil, Executive VP & Chief Business Officer, AEON Credit Service India PVT. LTD.

 

2:45 pm Coffee Break

 

3:00 pm
Session 3: Japan’s G20 Presidency and Potential Areas for India-Japan Cooperation
Key words – global imbalances, sustainable and inclusive growth

 

Chair: Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

 

Speakers
-Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, ADBI
-Alok Sheel, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER and former Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
-K. E. Seetha Ram, Senior Consulting Specialist, Capacity Building and Training Department, ADBI

 

Lead Discussants
-Deepa Wadhwa, Former Indian Ambassador to Japan

 

4:00 pm Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks


International Conference on Values in Foreign Policy: Interests and Ideals | 2019

2019-03-01

Values in Foreign Policy: Interests and Ideals

March 1-2, 2019, Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

 

Programme

 

Day 1: March 1, 2019 (Friday)

 

09:00 – 09:30 Registration, Meet and Greet + Tea/Coffee

 

09:30 – 10:30 Inaugural Session

- Sanjay Pulipaka (chair)
- Dhara Snowden, publisher’s representative
- Special Guest: Pavan K. Varma, Author, Diplomat and former Member of Parliament
- Remarks by H. K. Dua, former Chief Editor, Ambassador and Member of Parliament

 

10:30 – 10:45 Tea/Coffee Break

 

10:45 – 12:00 Session 1: The Enlightenment and Western Foreign Policy

Krishnan Srinivasan (chair), Veronica Sutherland, James Mayall, Salman Haidar

 

12:00 – 13:15 Session 2: Values in East Asian Foreign Policy

Jyoti Malhotra (chair), Wang Yiwei, Aftab Seth, Tadashi Anno

 

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

 

14:15 – 15:00 Diplomatic Guest Lecture

Fredrik Erixon (chair), Ambassador Peter Burleigh

Remarks by Ms. Shireen Vakil, Head of Policy and Advocacy at the Tata Trusts

 

15:00 – 16:15 Session 3: Islamic Values and Foreign Policy

Zeenat Rous (chair), Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Kingshuk Chatterjee, Talmiz Ahmad

 

16:15 – 16:30 Tea/Coffee Break

 

16:30 – 17:45: Session 4: Values in ASEAN’s Foreign Policy

Kate Sullivan de Estrada (chair), Chaw Chaw Sein, Rajiv Bhatia, Iftekhar Ahmad Chowdhury

 

19:30 onwards Dinner

 

Day 2: March 2, 2019 (Saturday)

 

09:30 – 11:00 Session 5: Western Liberalism and Asian Values in Foreign Policy

Veronica Sutherland (chair), Kate Sullivan de Estrada, Krishnan Srinivasan, Ravi Velloor

 

11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:30 – 13:00 Session 6: Hits And Misses: Interests and Ideals in Foreign Policy

Maroof Raza (chair), T. C. A. Raghavan, Shakti Sinha, Fredrik Erixon, Sanjay Pulipaka

 

13:00 – 13:30 Session 7: Valedictory Session: Keynote Address by Ram Madhav, National General, Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party and Director, India Foundation

 

13:30 onwards Thanks and Acknowledgements

Krishnan Srinivasan

 

followed by Lunch


10th Annual International G20 Conference on From Global Cooperation to Building Consensus: Views from G20 Countries | 2018

2018-10-11

G20

10th Annual International G20 Conference on 

From Global Cooperation to Building Consensus: Views from G20 Countries


for more details click here: http://icrier.org/G20/2018/


Stakeholder Workshop on Economics of Data Localisation | 2018

2018-09-04

Stakeholder Workshop on The Economics of Data Localisation 

 

4th September, 2018 

 

At Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 

 

10:30-14:45 Hrs 

 

Agenda

 

10:30 – 10:45 : Registration

10:45 – 11:00 : Introductory Remarks and Formation of Discussion Groups 

11:00 – 11:30 : Session 1: Mapping Data Flows in the Current and Proposed Data Protection Regime 

11:30 – 12:00 : Session 2: Impact of Data Localisation on Businesses and Consumers 

12:00 – 12:30 : Session 3: Alternatives to Data Localisation, Policies and Way Forward

 

12:30 – 13:30 : Lunch

 

13:30 – 14:30 : Presentation by Discussion Groups 

14:30 – 14:45 : Summary and Concluding Remarks


Workshop for study on Inclusion of Totalisation/Portability of Social Security Benefits in the G20 Agenda | 2018

2018-05-24

Workshop for study on Inclusion of Totalisation/Portability of Social Security Benefits in the G20 Agenda


Date: May 24, 2018

ICRIER, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

PROGRAMME 


11.00 AM to 12.30 PM

 

Registration

 

Presentation on Inclusion of Totalisation/Portability of Social Security Benefits in The G20 Agenda
by Anwarul Hoda and Durgesh K. Rai, ICRIER, New Delhi

 

Discussion

 

Lunch


Conference on Enhancing Trade and Connectivity between India and Myanmar | 2018

2018-04-23

Conference on Enhancing Trade and Connectivity between India and Myanmar


Monday, April 23, 2018
Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

 

Programme

9:45 - 10:00 am

Registration

10:00 - 11:00 am

Inaugural Session  

Introductory Remarks by Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

Welcome Address by Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER, New Delhi

Keynote Address by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

Guest Remarks by H.E. Mr. Moe Kyaw Aung, Ambassador of Myanmar to India

Release of the Book- Sub-regional Cooperation between India, Bangladesh and Myanmar: Trade, Investment and Connectivity

 

11:00 - 11:15 am

Tea/Coffee

 

11:15 am - 12.30 pm

Session 1: India-Myanmar Border Trade and Connectivity

Chair – Rajneesh, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Govt. of India

Presentations by

Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

Tin Htoo Naing, Director, CEES, Myanmar

Gurudas Das, Professor, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam

Discussants

Aung Ye Zaw, President, Myanmar Organization Development Association and Member, Rakhine Development Corporation

Biswajit Nag, Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) /p>

Deb Kusum Das, Associate Professor, Ramjas College, University of Delhi

 

12:30 pm

Lunch

 

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Panel Discussion:  Way Forward

Chair  - Manoj Pant, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

 

Panelists:

Narendra Taneja, Energy Expert &National Spokesperson, BJP

Aung Ko Ko, Member, Economic Committee National League for Democracy 

V. S. Seshadri, Former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar

Shwe Hein, Secretary, Thilawa Special Economic Zone Management Committee

Alemtemshi Jamir, Member, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, Nagaland & Former Chief  Secretary Nagaland

Biren Nanda, Former High Commissioner to Australia

Palin Khundongbam, Chairman cum Managing Director, Shija, Manipur

3:30 - 3:45 pm

Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks

 


Workshop on The Web of Transport Corridors in South Asia | 2018

2018-03-27

Workshop on The Web of Transport Corridors in South Asia

 

March 27, 2018

Inspire Hall, Le Meridien, New Delhi, Windsor Place, Janpath, New Delhi

 

Programme

 

9:00 am 

Registration

 

9:15 am

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & Chief Executive,ICRIER  

 

9:30 am

Keynote Speech: Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

 

10:00am

Report Overview  by Dr. Martin Melecky, Lead Economist, WBG

 

10:30am

Panel Discussion “The WEB of Transport Corridors in South Asia”

 

Moderator:  Dr. Martin Rama, Chief Economist for SAR, WBG

 

Panelists:  

Dr. Prabir De, Professor, ASEAN-India Centre, RIS

Dr. Srikanth  Kondapalli, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Ram Singh, Professor, Delhi School of Economics

 

11:30 am

Q & A Session

 

11:45 am

Closing Remarks:

Dr. Martin Rama, Chief Economist for SAR, WBG 

Dr. Duncan Overfield, Head, DFID Asia Regional

Mr. Sabyasachi Mitra, Deputy Country Director, ADB-India

 

12:00 pm

Lunch


Workshop on India-Japan Partnership for Economic Development in the Northeast | 2018

2018-03-20

Workshop India-Japan Partnership for Economic Development in the Northeast

Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

(Tuesday) March 20, 2018

 

Program

 

 

11:00 AM

Inaugural by Naveen Verma, Secretary, DONER

 

11:30 AM

Session 1: Infrastructure Development in NER and Current Status of India-Japan Engagement

 

Chair – V. S. Seshadri, Former Vice Chairman, RIS

 

Speakers:

Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Tokyo
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Takema Sakamoto, Chief Representative, JICA India 
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Narendra Taneja, Well Known Energy Expert & National Spokesperson, BJP

Manoj Pant, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

 

1:00 PM

Lunch

 

2:00 PM

Session 2: Attracting Japanese FDI to NER and Enhancing Market Linkages with ASEAN   

 

Chair – Rajeev Kher, Former Commerce Secretary, Govt. of India

 

Speakers:

Vandana Kumar, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Govt. of India

Ram Upendra Das, Head, Centre for Regional Trade, IIFT

Ravi Kota, Assam Principal Resident Commissioner, New Delhi 
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Alemtemshi Jamir, Member, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, Nagaland & Former Chief  Secretary Nagaland

Palin Khundongbam, Chairman cum Managing Director, Shija, Manipur 
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3:15 PM

Coffee Break

 

3:30 PM 

Panel Discussion: Generating a Long-Term Vision for India-Japan Partnership in the Northeast

 

Chair  - Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML)

 

Panelists:

Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Tokyo 

Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, Former Indian Ambassador to Japan

Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar

 

7:00 PM

Special Session on Manipur and India-Japan Partnership

 

Welcome Remarks by Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

Presentation on  Manipur’s Act East Policy

Keynote Address by H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India

Keynote Address by Shri Nongthombam Biren Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur

 

8: 30 PM

Dinner

 


2nd China-India Dialogue Opportunities for Economic Growth and Climate Action | 2018

2018-01-28

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2nd China-India Dialogue Opportunities for Economic Growth and Climate Action 

Programme


January 28-30, 2018 

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India 

Date: January 28-30, 2018

 

19:30 – 21:30  WELCOME DINNER (Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road) 

 

29 January 2018 (Monday) 

Venue: Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road 

 

9:15 – 9:30 

Welcome: Rajat Kathuria

Opening Remarks: Naina Lal Kidwai 

 

9:30 – 10:45

SCENE-SETTING PANEL: CHINA AND INDIA’S LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND CLIMATE ACTION

Opportunities and Challenges for Growth and Climate Action from Both Countries  

Leads: Liu Yanhua, Shyam Saran 

Discussants: Du Xiangwan, Govind Mohan

 

10:45 – 12:00

CLIMATE CHANGE, ITS IMPACTS, RESILIENCE, AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Climate Risks, Impacts and Urban Resilience: Overview and Case Studies from China and India, air quality and urban development, transformative innovations (emobility)

Leads: Chao Qingchen, Rangan Banerjee

Discussants: Wang Yi, O.P.Agarwal

 

12:00 – 13:00

GROUP PHOTO AND LUNCH

 

13:00 – 14:10

ACCELERATING THE ENERGY TRANSITION: THE SUPPLY-SIDE

Opportunities and Challenges in the Clean Energy Transition

Leads: Du Xiangwan, Narendra Taneja

Discussants: Liu Qiang, Teng Fei, Arunabha Ghosh

 

14:10 – 15:15

ACCELERATING THE ENERGY TRANSITION: THE DEMAND-SIDE

Energy Efficiency Standards and HFC phase-downs for Cooling Appliances

Leads: He Jiankun, Ajay Mathur

Discussants: Zhou Dadi, Anita George

 

15:15 – 15:45

Keynote Speech: Hon’ble Suresh Prabhu

Chair: Rajat Kathuria

 

15:45 – 16:00  COFFEE BREAK

 

16:00 – 17:15

THE ROLE OF NATIONAL AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Channeling sustainable finance effectively: role of banks and capital markets

Standardization and Integration of Green Finance

China and India’s Global Leadership in greening the Multilateral Development Banks

Leads: Wang Yi, Naina Lal Kidwai

Discussants: Liu Qiang, Rajat Kathuria

 

17:15 – 17:30

CONCLUDING COMMENTS

Wrap up from the Dialogue

Outcomes and Next Steps

Leads: Liu Yanhua, Shyam Saran

 

19:30 – 21:30

FRIENDS OF DIALOGUE DINNER

(Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre)

 

30 January 2018 (Tuesday)

Venue: Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road

 

10:30 – 12:30

SCALING-UP BUSINESS MODELS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION

Lead: FICCI & ICRIER

 

12:30 – 13:30

CLOSING LUNCH


Conference on 19th Annual Neemrana Conference | 2017

2017-12-15

15th annual neemrana conference

19th Annual Neemrana Conference

 

PROGRAMME

December 15-17, 2017

 

Neemrana Fort-Palace, Rajasthan


 

Day 1: Friday, December 15

 

12:30 pm Arrival

1 pm Lunch at N. K. Singh's residence

 

2:30 pm Departure for Neemrana Fort

 

6 pm Welcome Remarks

Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

Opening Remarks

Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

 

6:15 pm India: The State of the Economy

Chair:

Anne O. Krueger, Senior Research Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Development

 

Speaker:

 

Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India

 

Open discussion

 

7:30 pm Cultural Event followed by dinner

 

Day 2: Saturday, December 16

 

9 am Session 1: The World Economy

Chair:

N. K. Singh, Chairman, 15th Finance Commission, Government of India

Speakers:

Karen Dynan, Professor of the Practice, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India

Douglas W. Elmendorf, Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy

10:30 am Tea / Coffee Break

 

10:45 am Session 2: Banking and Finance

Chair:

Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

P. Jayendra Nayak, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ayana Renewable Power /Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Associate Professor of Finance and Executive Director, Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business

Lars Peter Hansen, David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Statistics, the College and Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Brent Neiman, Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; Research Associate, NBER

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University


 

12:30 pm Address by Viral V. Acharya, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Chair:

Subir Gokarn, Executive Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka, International Monetary Fund

Discussion

 

1:15 pm Lunch

 

 

2:15 pm Session 3: Agriculture, Economic Growth, and Financial Inclusion

Chair:

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India

Speakers:

Alan L. Olmstead, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics,Department of Economics, University of California, Davis

Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, ICRIER

 

3:15 pm Tea/ Coffee Break


 

3:30 pm Session 4: Urbanisation

Chair:

Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Junaid Ahmad, India Country Director, World Bank

Reuben Abraham, CEO and Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute

 

5:00 pm Session 5: Public Finance and the Macroeconomy

Chair:

Y. V. Reddy, Honorary Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, India; Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Speakers:

Joshua D. Rauh, Ormond Family Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

M Govinda Rao, Professor Emeritus, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India

Owen Zidar, Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; Faculty Research Fellow, NBER

Sajjid Z. Chinoy, Chief India Economist, J.P. Morgan

7.00 pm Cultural Event followed by Dinner

 

Day 3: Sunday, December 17, 2017

 


9 am Session 6: Labour Market and the Challenge of Job Creation

Chair:

Shekhar Shah, Director General, NCAER

Speakers:

Radhicka Kapoor, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

Karthik Muralidharan, Associate Professor of Economics and Tata Chancellor's Endowed Chair in Economics, University of California, San Diego; Research Associate, NBER

Amanda Pallais, Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Research Fellow, NBER


 

10:45 am Tea/Coffee Break


 

11:00 am Session 7: Education and Skill Development

Chair: Pramod Bhasin, Founder, Genpact Ltd.; Chairman, Clix Capital Services; Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER

Speakers:

K.P. Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, Government of India

Pankaj Vashisht, Fellow, ICRIER

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT

 

12:30 pm Lunch Talk:

Lars Peter Hansen, David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Statistics, the College and Booth School of Business, University of Chicago


 

01:30 pm Session 8: Growth, Inequality, and Inclusion

Chair:

Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Speakers:

Surjit Bhalla, Senior India Analyst for the Observatory Group; Chairman, Oxus Research and Investments

Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities, University of California, Berkeley

Benjamin Moll, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs, and Cyril E. Black University Preceptor, Princeton University

 

3.00 pm Departures


Conference on Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income, Inequality, and Poverty in South Asia | 2017

2017-11-23

IARIW-ICRIER Conference on Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income, Inequality, and Poverty in South Asia, New Delhi, India, November 23-25, 2017

 

All sesssions are at Juniper Hall or Marigold Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi




 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23

 

8:00-9:00: Registration

 

9:00-9:30: Opening Remarks >(Juniper Hall)

 

Barbara Fraumeni (Past President IARIW, Central University for Economics and Finance, China)

Isher Judge Ahluwalia (Chairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER)

 

9:30-10:30: Keynote Address

Chair: Rajat Kathuria (Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER)

Martin Rama (Chief Economist for South Asia, World Bank)

Challenges in Measuring Poverty and Inequality


 

Break 10:30-10:45


 

10:45-12:45

Session 1: First Plenary - Inequality I (Juniper Hall)

Chair: Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission)

Indian Income Inequality, 1922-2014: From British Raj to Billionaire Raj? Lucas Chancel (Paris School of Economics, France) and Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics and EHESS, France) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Surjit Bhalla (Oxus Investments)

Income Generation and Inequality in India's Agricultural Sector: The Consequences of Land Fragmentation S. Chandrasekhar (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India), Sanjoy Chakravorty (Temple University, United States), and Karthikeya Naraparaju (IIM Indore, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Anirban Dasgupta (South Asian University)

Explaining Cross-State Earnings Inequality Differentials in India: A RIF Decomposition Approach Carlos Gradin (United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, Finland) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Anirban Dasgupta (South Asian University)

Forms of Informal Employment and Wage Inequality in India: a Review of Trends Rosa Abraham (Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant:Sandip Sarkar (Institute of Human Development)


 

12:45-13:45 Lunch


 

13:45-15:45

Session 2A: (Concurrent Session) Inequality II (Juniper Hall)

Chair: Himanshu (Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Income Inequality and Polarization in India: The Role of Caste Anjana Thampi (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India) and Ishan Anand (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)[Abstract]

 Discussant: Namrata Gulati (South Asian University)

Structural Transformation of Employment and Income Inequality in the High Growth Regime: A Study with Micro Level Data in India Panchanan Das (University of Calcutta, India)[Abstract]

 Discussant: Namrata Gulati (South Asian University)

Does Access to Credit Reduce Inequality? Evidence from Bangladesh M. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh) [Abstract]

 Discussant: T.P. Sinha (Swami Shradhhanand College, University of Delhi)

Decomposition of Gender Income Gap in Rural Informal Micro-enterprises: An Unconditional Quantile Approach in the Handloom Industry Bhabesh Hazarika (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Simin Akhter (Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi)


 

Session 2B (Concurrent Session) Labour Market (Marigold Hall)

Chair: Jaivir Singh (Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Mismatch between Skills and Jobs in Indian Labour Market During the Post-Reform Era: Estimates with Unit Level Data Anindita Sengupta (Hooghly Women's College, University of Burdwan, India)[Abstract]

 Discussant: Suresh Agarwal ( Dept. of Business Economics, University of Delhi)

Precarious Work and Less Well Paid? Wage Differential between Regular and Temporary Contract Workers in India Rahul Sapkal (Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, India) and K.R. ShyamSundar (Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Kingshuk Sarkar (V.V. Giri National Labour Institute)

Entangled Basic Capabilities and Social Cohesion in India: Measuring Exclusions, Impoverishments and Distances Sandhya S. Iyer (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India) and Paramjeet Chawla (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Kingshuk Sarkar (V.V. Giri National Labour Institute)


 

15:45-16:00: Break


 

 

 

16:00-17:30

Session 3A (Concurrent Sessions) Health and Food I (Juniper Hall)

Chair: Rama Baru (Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Household Food Insecurity and Maternal and Child Undernutrition: The Case of Maharashtra, India Chandana Maitra (University of Sydney, Australia), Vani Sethi (United Nations Children Fund India Country Office, New Delhi, India), Sayeed Unisa (Indian Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai, India), and Sriram Shankar (Research School of Economics & ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, The Australian National University) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Carlos Grad'n (United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, Finland)

Vulnerability to Food Insecurity in Rural India: A Decomposition Exercise Mousumi Das (National Council of Applied Economic Research, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Carlos Grad'n (United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, Finland)


 

Session 3B (Concurrent Session) Education (Marigold Hall)

Chair: Helen Heslop (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, retired)

Gender Differences in Mathematics: Evidence from Rural India Karan Singhal (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India) and Upasak Das (University of Pennsylvania, USA) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Apoorva Gupta (Ramjas College, University of Delhi)

Human Capital and Higher Education: Rate of Returns across Disciplines Jannet Farida Jacob (Centre for Development Studies, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant:Barbara Fraumeni (Central University for Economics and Finance, China)

The Role of Age and Gender in Education Expansion: Within- and Between-group Specific Trends in Education (In)equality Petra Sauer [Abstract]

 Discussant: Apoorva Gupta (Ramjas College, University of Delhi)


 

 

18:30-19:30 Dinner presentation (Juniper Hall)

Chair: Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission)

Presentation by TCA Anant (Chief Statistician and Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Planning Implementation, India)

"Measurement Challenges of India's GDP"

 

19:30 Dinner (Juniper Hall)



 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

 

9:00-10:00

Session 4: Second Plenary - Migration (Juniper Hall)

Chair: Amitabh Kundu (Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Poverty and Migration: Evidence of Distress Migration in India Seema Sangita (TERI University, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Surajit Deb (Aryabhatta College, University of Delhi)

The Silent South Asian Domestic Workforce of India: Case Study of Bangladeshi Migrant Workers from the Prism lenses of Rights based Approaches Natasha Israt Kabir (Jahangirnagar University and BRIDGE Foundation, Bangladesh) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Surajit Deb (Aryabhatta College, University of Delhi)


 

10:00-10:30

Session 5: Third Plenary - Poverty (Juniper Hall)

Chair: Arup Mitra (National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development)

Analyzing Poverty and Inequality Dynamics among North-Eastern States of India: Evidence from NSSO Balakrushna Padhi (Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), and Mohammad Kashif Khan (School of Economics University of Hyderabad, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Rinku Murgai (The World Bank, New Delhi)


 

10:30-10:45 Break


 

10:45-13:15

Session 6: Fourth Plenary - Income and Growth

Chair: SV Ramana Murthy (Central Statistics Office, India) (Juniper Hall)

Structural Transformation and its Environmental Consequences in India and China: An Analysis within an Augmented Input Output Framework Tushar Das (National Council of Education, Bengal, India) [Abstract] [Not Present]

 Discussant: A.C. Kulshreshtha (Central Statistics Office, India)

SNA 2008 Recommendations on Central Bank Output  Unresolved Issues for Emerging Markets and Developing Economies Pradip Bhuyan (Reserve Bank of India)[Abstract]

 Discussant: GSN Murthy (Central Statistics Office, India)

Estimation of Balanced GDP via Reconciliation in SUT-Indian Experience A.C. Kulshreshtha (Central Statistics Office, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: T. Rajeswari (Central Statistics Office, India)

City Systems in South Asian Urbanization and Growth Surajit Deb (Aryabhatta College, University of Delhi, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Partha Mukhopadhyay (Centre for Policy Research)


 

13:15-14:15 Lunch


 

14:15-15:45

Session 7A (Concurrent Sessions) Health and Food II (Juniper Hall)

Chair: Indrani Gupta (Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi)

South Asia/Frontier Health Gaps and Long-Term Income Dynamics Chander Kant (Seton Hall University, United States) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Chandana Maitra (University of Sydney, Australia)

Distribution of Disease Burden and Epidemiological Transition in Indian States: 1995-2014 Nitya Saxena (IIM Indore, India), Deepak Sethia (IIM Indore, India), and Karthikeya Naraparaju (IIM Indore, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Ali Mehdi (ICRIER, Delhi)

Nexus between Calorie Inequalities and Health among Major Indian States Amarjit Singh Sethi (Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, India) and Ritu Pandhi (Shanti Devi Arya Mahilla College, Dinanagar, India). [Abstract]

 Discussant: Chandana Maitra (University of Sydney, Australia)

 

Session 7B (Concurrent Sessions) Trade (Marigold Hall)

Chair: Manoj Pant (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade)

Is Indian Trade Policy Pro-Poor? Beyza Ural Marchand (University of Alberta, Canada) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Pavel Chakraborty (Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Trade Liberalization and Productivity of Indian Manufacturing Firms Bishwanath Goldar (Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India) and Isha Chawla (Lakshmibai College, University of Delhi, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Deb Kusum Das (Ramjas College, University of Delhi)

Reaping Gains from Global Production Sharing: Domestic Value Addition and Job Creation by Indian Exports C. Veeramani (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India) and Garima Dhir (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India) [Abstract]

 Discussant: Pankaj Vashisht (ICRIER)


 

15:45-16:00: Break


 

16:00-17:30

Closing Panel: Challenges Facing National Statistical Offices in South Asia (Juniper Hall)

Chair: Pronab Sen (Former Chief Statistician of India and President of the Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth)

Panelists:

  • Dilshanie Deepawansa (Statistician, Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka)
  • Sh. M.V.S. Ranganadham (ADG (NAD), CSO, India)

 

17:30-17:40 Closing Remarks

Andrew Sharpe (Executive Director, IARIW)

Deb Kusum Das (Ramjas College, University of Delhi and ICRIER)

 

18:30 Farewell Dinner (Marigold Hall)



 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25

 

8:00-17:00 Excursion to Agra


Workshop on Advancing the China-India Dialogue | 2017

2017-08-30

Workshop on Advancing the China-India Dialogue

August 30, 2017, Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

 

Programme

 


09:30 10:00 Registrations and Tea/Coffee

 

10:00 10:30 Introductory Comments on Discussion on China-India Dialogue and Indias Role in The International Context

Ms. Helen Mountford, Program Director for the New Climate Economy (NCE)

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

10:30 11:20 Discussion on Renewable Energy and Transition from Coal

 

Leads:

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI)

 

Discussants:

Dr. O. P. Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, World Resources Institute (WRI) India

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

 

11:20 12:10 Discussion on Green Finance

 

Leads:

Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Former CEO and Country Head of HSBC India, and former President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

 

Discussants:

Ms. Sharmila Chavaly, Joint Secretary, Infrastructure & Energy Division, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Mr. Charith Konda, Fellow, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)

 

12:10 13:10 Discussion on Impacts of Climate Change on Development and South-South Cooperation

 

Leads:

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Head of Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

 

Discussants:

Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

 

13:10 13:30 Closing Remarks and Next Steps

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Lunch


9th Annual International G20 Conference Re-imagining Globalisation: Views from G20 countries | 2017

2017-06-08

9th Annual International G20 Conference

Re-imagining Globalisation: Views from G20 countries

June 8-9, 2017

Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre

New Delhi, India


 

Day 1: June 8, 2017 (Thursday), Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre

 

09:30 - 10:00

 

Conference Registration and High Tea

                                                         

10:00 - 10:45

Inaugural Session:

 

Welcome Address: 
Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Chief Guest Address:

Arvind Subramanian,  Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India

 

Special Address:

Rakesh Mohan, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University and Distinguished Fellow at Brookings India

 

10:45 - 11:00

 

Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 11:15

 

Reflections on the process and outcome of the T20 process during Germany's G20 presidency


Axel Berger, Researcher,  The German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik - DIE)

 

11:15 - 12:30

 

Session 1: Global Economic Growth and Policy Coordination

Chair:  Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Panel:

Heribert Dieter, Senior Fellow, The German Institute for International and Security Affairs

 

Errol D'Souza, Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)

 

Ratna Sahay, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

12:30 - 14:00

 

Lunch

 

14:00 - 15:30

 

Session 2: Evaluating Global Financial Architecture and Regulatory Practices: Progress and Way Forward

 

Chair: Y V Reddy, Former Governor - Reserve Bank of India

Panel:

Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor,  Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Ashima Goyal, Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

 

Rakesh Mohan, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University and Distinguished Fellow at Brookings India

 

Chetan Subramanian, Professor, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)

 

15:30 - 15:45

 

Tea/Coffee Break

 

15:45 - 17:15

 

Session 3: Climate Financing for Sustainable Growth

 

Chair:  Ajai Malhotra, Distinguished Fellow & Senior Adviser (Climate Change), TERI

 

Panel:

Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Programme, Brookings Institution 

 

Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair, FICCI Sustainability, Energy & Water Council & Chairman, Max Financial Services Ltd. 

 

Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

17:15 - 17:45

 

Tea/Coffee Break

 

17:45 - 19:15

Annual G20 Address:

Chair: Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission,  Government of India

 

Speaker: Viral Acharya, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Discussant: Chetan Ghate, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and Member, Monetary Policy Committee, Reserve Bank of India

19:15

 

 

 

Dinner Reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2: June 9, 2017 (Friday),  Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre

 

09:15 - 09:30

 

Registration and High Tea

9:30 - 11:00

 

Session 4: Trade and Investment in an era of Protectionism

 

Chair: Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor, Trade Policy & WTO Research Programme, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Panel: 

Saurabh Garg, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India

 

Matthias Helble, Senior Economist, Co-Chair - Research, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

 

Sebastian Saez, Lead Economist and Coordinator of the Trade and Competitiveness, The World Bank, India

11:00 - 11:15

 

Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:15 - 12:30

 

Session 5: Migration and its Discontents

 

Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Panel: 

Axel Berger, Researcher, The German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik - DIE)

 

S. Irudaya Rajan, Professor, Centre for Development Studies (CDS)

 

Sher Singh Verick, Deputy Director, Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office - India, International Labour Organization (ILO)

 

12:30 - 12:45

 

Concluding Remarks and the Way Forward

 

Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

12:45

Lunch


Practitioners Workshop Trade facilitation measures that support cross border trade by women | 2017

2017-04-27

Trade facilitation measures that support cross border trade by women

April 27-28, 2017

Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

Programme

Day 1 : 27th April: Knowledge Sharing  Lessons Learned

09:00 am Registration 

09:30 am Introductory Session 

Opening Remarks by Nisha Taneja, Professor,ICRIER 

Workshop overview from Kate Hayes, Adviser,DFAT 

Guest Remarks by Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India 

10:00 am Session 1 : Setting the Scene Facilitator: Jim Redden, Adviser, DFAT 

Presentation by Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER 

Response from Practitioners Respondents: ? 

Selim Raihan, Executive Director, South Asian Network on Economic Modelling, SANEM), Bangladesh  

Reeta Simha, 2nd Vice President, Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal ?

Damchae Dem, Founder and CEO, Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs Lead

discussant:   

Posh Raj Pandey, Executive Chairman, SAWTEE, Nepal 

Q & A and Open Discussion 

11.30 am  Tea/Coffee 

11:45 am Session 2 - Trade Facilitation Barriers: Lessons from Cross-border Women Entrepreneurs Facilitator: 

Hasina Kharbhih, Chair of Board, Impulse NGO Network and Managing Director, Impulse Social Enterprises, Shillong

Panellists:

Dolly Khonglah, General Secretary, Meghalaya Exporters Chamber of Commerce 

Sita Adhikari, Executive Committee Member, Nepal Freight Forwarders Association 

Jesmina Zeliang, Founder of Heirloom Naga and Cane Concepts; Convener, North East, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) 

Q & A and Open Discussion 

12:45 pm Lunch 

01:45 pm Session 3 - Enabling Measures that Support Small-medium Women Entrepreneurs to Trade Across Borders Facilitator: 

Mona Shrestha Adhikari, Associated Expert, Gender and Trade  

Panellists: 

Indrani Deb, Chairperson, FLO North East Chapter, Guwahati 

Pramila Acharya Rijal, Head, South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF), Nepal 

Selima Ahmad, President, Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) Lead discussant: 

Manab Majumdar, Deputy Secretary General, FICCI, New Delhi 

Q & A and Open Discussion 

03:15 pm Tea/Coffee 

03:30 pm Session 4 : Policy and Programming Responses to the Needs of Cross-border Women Entrepreneurs and/or Barriers to Implementing Reforms 

Facilitator: Carmine Soprano, Trade and Gender Specialist, World Bank 

Panellists: 

Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh 

Anice Joseph Chandra, Director, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India  

Bina Pradhan, Adviser, Federation of Business & Professional Women, Nepal 

K. N. Syiem, Village Headman and Member, Balat Border Haat Committee, Meghalaya 

Q & A and Open Discussion 

05:00 pm Wrap-up  

 

07:00 pm Pre-dinner drinks in the Oval Room 

07:30 pm Address by H.E. Ms. Harinder Sidhu, Australia's High Commissioner to India 

Followed by Dinner  

   

Day 2 - 28th April: From Awareness to Action 

09:30 am Session 5 - Highlighting the Opportunities, Accommodating Gender Differentiated Trade Facilitation Needs and Impacts Facilitators: 

Kate Hayes & Gillian Brown, Advisers, DFAT Respondents 

Mafruha Sultana, Vice Chairman and CEO, Export Promotion Bureau, Bangladesh  

Krishna H. Pushkar, Minister (Economic), Embassy of Nepal, New Delhi 

Swapna Debnath, Additional Director, Dept. of Commerce and Industry, Government of Tripura 

10:00 am Activity: Table Groups Identify and Progress Areas for Action  Table Groups: Indian Govt; India NGO; Nepal; Bangladesh & Bhutan; SARTFP; Donors/Academics Sourcing the ideas tabled to date and brainstorming their own each table group identifies areas for action that they can make happen ensuring that they detail: 

What - frame the action and the difference it will make 

Who - name the people who will take it forward 

How & when - detail how it will be enacted and by when 

11:15 am Tea/Coffee 

11:30 am Session 6: Plenary Discussion and Prioritising Key Actions  Facilitators: 

Jim Redden and Mona Shrestha Adhikari Advisers, DFAT 

12:45 pm Vote of thanks from ICRIER 

Lunch  

 


Workshop India-Japan Partnership for Economic Development in NER | 2017

2017-03-29

Workshop India-Japan Partnership for Economic Development in NER

Date: 29-30th March 2017

Venue: Kaziranga, Assam


Programme

 

Day 1 - 29th March, 2017

 

7:00 pm                    Inaugural Session:

       Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

       Opening Remarks by Hideki Asari, Minister-Political, Embassy of Japan in India

       Keynote Address by ShriSarbananda Sonowal, Honble Chief Minister of Assam

       Vote of Thanks by Dhruv Katoch, Director, India Foundation

 8:15 pm                   Dinner Reception

 

Day 2 - 30th March, 2017

 

9:30 am                     Session 1: Economic Development Trends in NER and Current Status of India-Japan Engagement

Chair - Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Speakers

        Naveen Verma, Secretary DoNER

        Manoj Pant, Professor, JNU

        Akio Okamura, Director, Planning Division, South Asia Department, JICA

        Anand Kumar, MD, NHIDCL

        Alemtemshi Jamir, Former Chief Secretary, Nagaland

11:00 am                  Tea

11:30 am                  Session 2: Imperatives of Cross-Border Connectivity and Market Linkages for NER with ASEAN  

Chair - Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

Speakers

        Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

        P. K. Mishra, President & Chief Advisor, North Eastern Knowledge Foundation (NEKF), Kaziranga University

        So Umezaki, Director, Economic Integration Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, IDE JETRO

        Gurudas Das, Professor, National Institute of Technology, Silchar

1:00 pm                    Lunch

2:00 pm                    Panel Discussion: Generating a Long-Term Vision for India-Japan Partnership for Economic Development in NER

Chair -   Dipok Kumar Barthakur, Vice-Chairman, State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA), Assam

        Panellists

        Yaduvendra Mathur, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog 

        Shinichi Nakabayashi, Director, ADBI

        V. B. Pyarelal, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Assam

        Takeshi Honjo, Director General, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Mumbai

        Mrityunjay Jalan,Director, Chota Tingrai Tea Estate

3:30 pm                    Tea

4:00 pm                    Valedictory Address by Shri P B Acharya, Honble Governor of Nagaland with additional charge as Governor of Tripura

7:00 pm                    Dinner Reception


7th ICRIER - PRI Workshop Advancing India-Japan Economic Engagement | 2017

2017-03-08

7th ICRIER-PRI Workshop

Advancing India-Japan Economic Engagement

 

Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre

New Delhi

 

March 8, 2017

 

Program

 

10.00 am

Inaugural Session

 

            Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

            Opening Remarks by Yoichi Nemoto, President, PRI

            Keynote Address by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog (TBC)

11.00 am

Coffee Break

11.30 am

Session 1 - Macro-Economic Trends in India and Japan

 

Chair Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER

Speakers 

            Sungyun Kim, President and Managing Partner, Nomura Research Institute India Private Limited

            Sudipto Mundle, Emeritus Professor, NIPFP

Lead Discussant

            Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER

Q & A

1.00 pm

Lunch

1.45 pm

Session 2 - Reform Measures in India to Attract FDI & ODA

 

Chair Ajay Shanker, Former Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India

Speakers 

            Vandana Kumar,  Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India

            Takema Sakamoto, Chief Representative,  JICA India Office

Lead Discussant

            Anil Padmanabhan, Executive Editor, Mint

Q & A

3.00 pm 

Coffee Break

3.15 pm

Session 3 India-Japan Cooperation in the Context of Rising Global Protectionism

 

Chair A. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI

Speakers

            Shujiro Urata, Professor, Waseda University

            Harsha Vardhana Singh, Executive Director, Brookings India

Lead Discussant

            Chandni Raina, Professor, Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT

Q & A

4.30 pm

Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks

Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER


Conference on Developing the offshore, rupee bond market (Masala bonds): Lessons across countries | 2016

2016-11-30

Developing the Offshore, Rupee Bond Market (Masala Bonds): Lessons Across Countries

(Wednesday) November 30, 2016

Lobby level, The Oberoi

Nariman point, Mumbai

10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Registration

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

ICRIER presentation by Renu Kohli

11:00 AM 11:15 AM

Q & A

11:15 AM 11:30 AM

Tea Break

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel discussion

Moderator

Tamal Bandhopadhya,  ?Adviser, Strategy, Bandhan Bank Ltd, & Consulting Editor, Mint  

Panelists

1.  B. P. Kanungo, Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India 

2.  Rajiv Baruah,  Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income,

    Credit Suisse India

3.  Pawan Agrawal,  Chief Analytical Officer, CRISIL Ratings

    

4.  Praveen Garg,  Joint Secretary, Financial Market, Ministry of

    Finance, GoI

5.  Ashish Sable, Senior VP, SBI Capital Market  

12:30 PM 1:00 PM 

Q & A

1:00  PM 

Lunch

 


ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum 2016 : Promoting Sustainable Urbanization in Asia and the Pacific | 2016

2016-10-27

The 2016 Forum will be held on 27-28 October 2016 in New Delhi, India. The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP)and the Asian Development Bank organized the forum.

The ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum 2016 will bring together forty participants from top think tanks in 27 Asian and Pacific countries including New Zealand. New participants from think tanks in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are attending for the first time. Experts from three regional think tanks (ADB Institute, CAREC Institute and the Regional Cooperation Institute) will share their experiences on the selected topics. Participants are expected to more than double in number with think tanks from India joining the discussion. A few representatives from various governments will also attend.


    1. 27 October 2016 Day 1

      Session 1: Opening Ceremonies

      TimeSpeaker / Affiliation
      09:30 a.m.Registration, Long Champ Function Room
      10:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.Emcees: Samreen Badr and Meghna Paul, National Institute of Public Finance Policy
      Welcome remarks
      1. Rathin Roy, Executive Director, National Institute of Public Finance Policy (NIPFP)
      2. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
      3. Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, ADB Institute
      10:45 a.m.11:00 a.m.Keynote address
      Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, India
      11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Photo session and coffee break

    1. Session 2: Economic Outlook

      The global economic environment is challenging and downside risks remain, highlighted by slow growth in international trade and domestic demand, and potential volatility in financial markets. There is uncertainty from the US Federal Reserves monetary policy actions and the unfolding of the UK separation from the EU. Asian countries need to respond to global economic challenges, using available policy tools and cross border policy coordination to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth. The purpose of this session is to analyze the impact of these challenges on the Asian region and countries, and explore effective policy mix to address the challenges.

      Chair: Xiaoming Huang, Wellington Network of Asia-Pacific Research and Policy, New Zealand

      TimeSpeaker / Affiliation
      11:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.Regional Economic Outlook
      Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director General, ADB
      Financial Integration and External Spillovers 
      Peter Rosenkranz, Economist, ADB
      12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.Selected countries responses to challenges
      1. N R Bhanumurthy, Professor, NIPFP
      2. Chinas economic development under the New Normal
      3. Zhang Qi, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director General, Development Research Centre
      4. Azerbaijan: New Economic Paradigm
      5. Vusal Gasimli, Executive Director, Center for Analysis and Communication for Economic Reforms, Azerbaijan
      12:30 p.m.1:00 p.m.Discussants
      1. Ngu Wah Win, Policy Coordinator Analyst, Centre for Economic and Social Development
      2. Some Remarks on Asian Economic Outlook and Challenges Ahead and Financial Integration and External Spillovers
      3. Ram Chandra Dhakal, Executive Director, Center for Economic Development and Administration
      4. Ponciano Intal, Jr., Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
      1:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Open Discussion
      1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.Lunch

    1. Session 3: Challenges of Sustainable Urbanization

      Urbanization is a mega trend. Half of humanity lives in cities today and the figure will increase to 60 percent by 2030. Ninety-five percent of urban expansion in the next decades will take place in the developing world, including developing Asia. Rapid urbanization exerts huge pressure on basic services and infrastructure in cities (such as education, public health, water supply, sewage, housing, energy, and transportation). As Asian countries quickly urbanize, the challenges need to be addressed in ways that allow the cities to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resources use and reducing pollution and poverty.

      Chair: Dushni Weerakoon, Deputy Director, Institute of Policy Studies

      TimeSpeaker / Affiliation
      3:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.Challenges for Sustainable Urban Development in Asia
      Michael Lindfield, Director, Urban Infrastructure Services, Ltd.
      3:20 p.m.3:30 p.m.Country presentation
      1. Challenges of Sustainable Urbanization: The Case of Thailand
      2. Nonarit Bisonyabut, Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute
      3. The State of Urbanization in Pakistan
      4. Shujaat Farooq, Assistant Professor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
      3:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Discussant
      1. Daniiar Bakchiev, Deputy Director, National Institute of Strategic Studies
      2. Urbanisation in Asia
      3. Tran Kim Chun, Vice President, Central Institute for Economic Management
      4. Enkhbaigali Byambasuren, President, Analysis Group
      5. S Chandrasekhar, Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
      4:10 p.m.4:30 p.m.Open discussion
      4:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.Coffee break

    1. Session 4: Financing for Sustainable Urbanization

      Mobilizing funds to support sustainable urbanization remains a big challenge In Asia. This session will focus on the financing dimension of urbanization, such as legal and regulatory framework; different financing instruments/models (taxation, land income, transfer payment, equity investment, loans, guarantee, subsidy, municipal bonds, etc.) and their advantages and limits; the roles of governments (including central, provincial and local), MDBs, policy financiers, SOEs, and private sector; public-private-partnership (PPP); tariff issues, etc. Discussions will be policyoriented and center on lessons, experiences, constraints and areas for improvement.

      Chair: M. Teresa Kho, Country Director, India Resident Mission, ADB

      TimeSpeaker / Affiliation
      4:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.Financing for Sustainable Urbanization
      Rana Hasan, Director, ADB
      5:10 p.m.5:40 p.m.Selected countries financing schemes
      1. Financing for Sustainable Urbanization: PFI/PPP in Japan
      2. Keiichiro Oda, Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
      3. Innovation Financing is the Key to Urban Development in China
      4. Qiu Aijun, Deputy Director, China Center for Urban Development
      5. Financing sustainable Urbanization: Case of Korea
      6. Jeong-Ho Kim, Professor, Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management
      5:40 p.m.6:10 p.m.Discussants
      1. Khan Ahmed Sayeed Murshid,Director General, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
      2. Carunia Mulya Hamid Firdausy, Senior Fellow, National Center for Economic Research
      3. Saikat Sinha Roy, Professor, Jadavpur University
      6:10 p.m.7:30 p.m.Open discussion
      7:30 p.m.Dinner (hosted by NIPFP), Annex Court, India International Centre

    1. 28 October 2016 Day 2

      Session 5: Dialogue between Think Tanks and Government Clients

      One of the important tasks of government-linked think tanks is to provide policy advice to governments anchored on researches and studies. To be effective, think tanks need to be aware of potential challenges and constraints to the countries, sound these out well-ahead before the threats occur, and propose implementable policy options.

      In this session, selected think tanks will describe the services they provide to their clients, discuss difficulties and constraints and how they are dealt with, as well as their future plans. Government agencies will give feedback on how the think tanks researches have influenced their thinking and strategies and how they hope the think tanks services could be further improved.

      Chair: Rathin Roy, Executive Director, National Institute of Public Finance Policy, India

      TimeSpeaker / Affiliation
      9:00 a.m.9;30 a.m.Registration
      9:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.Think Tanks Respective Mission and Services/Activities
      1. Dushni Weerakoon, Deputy Director, Institute of Policy Studies
      2. Qiangwu Zhou, Director General, International Economics and Finance Institute
      3. Shaibal Gupta, Director, Asian Development Research Institute
      4. G Ramesh, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management
      5. Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements
      6. Samir Saran, Vice President, Observer Research Foundation
      7. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
      10:20 a.m.11:20 a.m.Feedback from Government Agencies
      1. Sarath Amunugama, Minister, Ministry of Special Assignments
      2. Yu Hong, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Finance
      3. Representative from NITI Aayog
      4. Representative from Ministry of Finance
      5. Representative from RBI
      11:20 a.m.11:40 a.m.Open discussion
      11:40 a.m.12:00 p.m.Coffee break

    1. Session 6: Closing Ceremonies

      Chair: Dongxiang Li, Lead Regional Cooperation and Integration Specialist, ADB

      TimeSpeaker / Affiliation
      12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.Updates on ATTN and Next Steps
      12:30 p.m.Lunch
      Afternoon
      2:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Informal Networking Activity (Visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan or India President House)


Conference on Revitalizing Global Economic Growth: Views from G20 Countries | 2016

2016-08-09


Revitalizing Global Economic Growth: Views from G20 Countries

August 9-10, 2016

New Delhi

 

Day 1: August 9, 2016 (Tuesday), Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre

 

09:30-10:00

 

Registration and High Tea

 

10:00-11:00

Inaugural Session:

 

Welcome Address: 
 Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

 

Chief Guest Address:

Arvind Panagariya, Honble Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog and G20 Sherpa, Government of India

 

11:00-11:15

 

Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:15-12:45

Session 1: Effectiveness of G20

 

Chair:  Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER

Panel:

Stephen Pickford, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House, London [Download Presentation]

Heribert Dieter, Senior Research Associate, The German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

Andreas Bauer, Senior Resident Representative in India, IMF [Download Presentation]

 

12:45-14:00

 

Lunch

 

14:00-15:30

Session 2: Macroeconomic Policy Coordination among G20 Members

 

Chair:  Andreas Bauer,  Senior Resident Representative in India, IMF 

Panel:

Rathin Roy, Director, NIPFP, Delhi

Samiran Chakraborty, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Citi Research, India

Hu Yuwei, Research Fellow, Chongyang Institute, Beijing [Download Presentation]

 

15:30-15:45

 

Tea/Coffee Break

 

15:45-17:00

Session 3: Financial Stability and Regulatory Architecture

 

Chair: Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER

         Panel:

         Ashima Goyal, Professor, IGIDR, Mumbai 

[Download Presentation]

         Jayanth R. Varma, Professor, IIM, Ahmedabad 

[Download Presentation]

         Amarjeet Singh, Chief General Manager, Office of Chairman and International Affairs, SEBI, Mumbai [Download Presentation]

 

17:00-18:00

Session 4: Infrastructure Development: Financing and Impact

 

Chair:  Rajiv Lall, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, IDFC, Mumbai

Panel:

Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Programme, Brookings Institution, Washington D.C. [Download Presentation]

Matthias Helble, Research Economist, ADBI, Tokyo [Download Presentation]

 

18:00- 18:30

Tea/Coffee Break

 

18:30

Panel Discussion

 

Chair: Chetan Ghate, Professor, ISI, Delhi

Panel:

Stephen Pickford, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House, London

Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Programme, Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.

Thomas Fues, Senior Researcher & Head of Training Department, GDI, Bonn

 

19:45

Dinner Reception

 

Day 2: August 10, 2016 (Wednesday), Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre

 

09:00-09:30

 

Registration and High Tea

 

9:30-10:45

Session 5: Trade in an Era of Brexitism

 

Chair: Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor Trade Policy & WTO Research Programme, ICRIER

Panel:
 Harsha Vardhana Singh, Executive Director, Brookings India, Delhi
 Cesare Onestini, Deputy Head of Delegation, EU, India

 Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo [Download Presentation]

 

10:45-11:00

 

Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:00-12:00

Session 6: Sustainable Energy: Opportunities, Constraints, and Role of G20 countries

 

Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Panel:

Thomas Fues, Senior Researcher & Head of Training Department, GDI, Bonn [Download Presentation]
Anita George, Managing Director, South Asia, CDPQ

Ritu Mathur, Director,  Green Growth & Resource Efficiency Division, TERI, Delhi

 

12:00-12:15

Tea/Coffee Break

12:15-13:15

Session 7: Transfer Pricing: The Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project and Beyond

 

Chair: Rajiva Ranjan Singh, Member( Retd), CBDT, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Panel:

Sanjay Kumar,  Senior Adviser, Deloitte India

Akhilesh Ranjan, CCIT (International Taxation),  Ministry of Finance, Government of India  

Ashutosh Dixit, Partner, BMR Legal, Gurgaon

13:15-13:30

Concluding Remarks and the Way Forward

Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

13:30

Lunch

 


Conference on Enhancing Trade in Health Sector between India and Pakistan | 2016

2016-07-27

8:45- 9:00 am

Registration                         

 

09:00- 10:15 am

Inaugural Session  

Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Presentation of Key Findings of the Study:

          Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

Shehryar Khan, Research Fellow, SDPI

 

Special Remarks by Arun Kumar Panda, Additional Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India

 

Guest Remarks:

B. K. Rao, Chairman, ASSOCHAM Council on Healthcare & Hospitals and  Ex-Chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Syed Yawar Ali, Chairman, Nestl Pakistan Limited and Co-Chair, India-Pakistan Joint Business Forum

 

Ravi Wig, Former President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry


 

10:15- 10:45 am

Tea/Coffee

 

10:45- 12:45 pm

 

Session I - Bilateral Trade in Health Sector: Current Scenario

Chair: Shehryar Khan, Research Fellow SDPI

 

 

Panellists:

 

Rashid Latif Khan, Owner, Hameed Latif Hospital, Lahore

Neelam Mohan, Director, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Liver Transplantation, Medanta

Hassaan Bashir Ahmad Khan, Ali Medical Center, Islamabad

Raj Raina, General Manager, Marketing, Apollo Hospitals Group 

Sami Ullah Khan Durrani, TREAD Pharmaceuticals Pakistan Limited

Rabia Manzoor, Research Associate, SDPI

 

12:45 pm

Lunch

 

2:00- 3:30 pm

Session 2 - Way Forward for Enhancing Trade in Health Sector between India and Pakistan

 

Special Remarks:

Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India

 

and

 

Anil Ganeriwala, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, India

Chair: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

 

Panellists:

 

 

Javed Akram, Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University

Umang Chaturvedi, Group President Corporate Affairs, Fortis

 

N. K. Pandey, Chairman & Director, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences

 

Ravi Wig, Former President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

Muhammad Umer Saleem Bhatti, Ministry of Commerce, Pakistan

 

Mubarak Zeb Khan, Business Lead, DAWN Daily

 

3:30 pm

Tea/Coffee

 

3:45- 4:00 pm

Concluding Remarks

Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

Sagar Prasai, Country Representative, The Asia Foundation


Workshop on Studying Drivers of Agricultural Growth in selected Indian States with focus on Role of Agricultural Extension Systems | 2016

2016-06-17

   

Workshop on Studying Drivers of Agricultural Growth in selected Indian States

with focus on

Role of Agricultural Extension Systems

 

17th June, 2016 at the Maple, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

 

Programme

 

09:30 10:00 am

Registration / Tea, Coffee

10:00 10:10 am

Welcome Remarks

Rajat Kathuria, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER

10:10 10:20 am

Opening Remarks

Purvi Mehta, Senior Advisor and Head of Agriculture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

 

10:20 10:50 am

 

 

 

11:00 11:20 am

 

 

 

11:20 11:40 am

Session- 1: Agriculture Growth in 6 selected States : Sources & Drivers

Chair : Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, Former Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development

 

Presenter: ICRIER Team (Ashok Gulati, Anwarul Hoda, Pallavi Rajkhowa, Ranjana Roy, Aastha Malhotra, Reena Kumari)

 

 

Discussants :

Amit Mohan Prasad, Former Principal Secretary, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.

Bhallamudi Sridhar, Faculty Member, Bankers Institute of Rural Development

 

 

Open discussion

11:40 12:00 noon

Tea / Coffee Break

12:00 12:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

12:30 12:50 pm

 

 

 

12:50 01:10 pm

Session 2: Role of Extension in Agricultural Growth

Chair: Siraj Hussain, Former Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Visiting Senior Fellow, ICRIER

 

Presenter: ICRIER Team (Pravesh Sharma, Shweta Saini, Rohin Nautiyal & Suman Kumar Saurav

 

Discussants :

Rasheed Sulaiman, Director, Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy

Jasbir Singh Bains, Director (Agriculture), Govt. of Punjab

 

Open Discussion

01:10 01: 15 pm

Vote of Thanks

Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, ICRIER

01:15 pm onwards

Lunch


Sub Regional Cooperation Between India, Myanmar and Bangladesh | 2016

2016-03-30

 Sub Regional Cooperation Between India, Myanmar and Bangladesh

Date: March 30, 2016 
Venue: JUNIPER HALL, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

 

Programme

 

March 30, 2016 (Wednesday)

09:45-10:00 am

Registration

10:00-11:30 am

Inaugural Session

 

Welcome remarks: Rajat Kathuria, Director & CEO, ICRIER

 

Presentation: Sub Regional Cooperation Between India, Myanmar and Bangladesh Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

 

Keynote Address:   Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

 

11:30-11:45 am

Tea/Coffee

11:45-01:00 pm

Session 1: Economic Cooperation in the Sub Region - India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

 

Panel Discussion:

Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India

San Oo Maung, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Pratibha Parkar, Director, Ministry of External Affairs, India

 

Chair: Jayant Prasad, Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
(IDSA)

 

01:00-01:45 pm

Lunch

01:45-03:00 pm

Session 2: Trends and Patterns of Trade between India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

 

Address:

Arvind Mehta, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India

 

 

 

Presenters:

      Prominence of RMG Sector in Bangladesh-India Bilateral Trade and Investment

Selim Raihan, Executive Director, SANEM and Farazi Binti Ferdous, Fellow, SANEM, Bangladesh

 

      Market Access and India

Zin Zin Naing, Researcher, Yangon University of Economics  and Khin Thida Nyein, Researcher, Monywa University of Economics, Myanmar

 

      Trade Patterns in the Sub Region: India, Myanmar and Bangladesh

Deepika Wadhwa, Consultant, ICRIER and Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

 

03:00-04:00 pm

Session 3:  Economic Cooperation through Connectivity : India, Myanmar and Bangladesh

 

Address: 

Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India

 

Presenters:

      Connectivity in Sub Region: India, Myanmar and Bangladesh

Nisha Taneja,Professor, ICRIER and Deepika Wadhwa,Consultant, ICRIER

 

      Issues and Prospects of Bangladesh-India-Myanmar Trade-Investment

Farazi Binti Ferdous,Fellow, SANEM and Selim Raihan, Executive Director, SANEM, Bangladesh

 

      Connectivity, Transaction Cost and Trade Relation between Myanmar, India and Bangladesh

Tun Min Sandar, Research Associate, MDRI-CESD, Myanmar

 

 

04:00-04:15 pm

Tea/Coffee

04:15-05:30 pm

Session 4:  FDI : India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

 

Address:

Manoj Pant, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India

 

Presenters:

      Indias Outward Investment to Myanmar and Bangladesh

Samridhi Bimal, Research Associate, ICRIER and Deb Kusum Das, Consultant, ICRIER

 

      Indian Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar

Tin Htoo Naing,Director, Center for Economy, Environment and Society (CEES Myanmar) andMyo Myo Myint,CEES, Myanmar

 

05.30-05.45 pm

Concluding Remarks


Conference on India-Japan Relations: The Regional Perspective | 2016

2016-03-14

ICRIER-Embassy of Japan Conference-II

(Venue: Viceregal Hall, Claridges Hotel, New Delhi)

March 14, 2016

 

India-Japan Relations: The Regional Perspective

 

Programme

0900-0930       Registration

                       

0930-1015       Opening Session

                        Chair: Amb. H.K. Singh, Professor for Strategic Studies, ICRIER

                        Opening address by H.E. Amb. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan

                        Keynote Address by Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary, MEA

 

1015-1030       Coffee Break

 

1030-1145       Session 1: Regional Significance of India-Japan Special Strategic and Global

                                          Partnership

                        Chair: Amb. Nalin Surie, Director General, ICWA   

                        Speakers:

                      Prof. Yuichi Hosoya, Keio University  [Download Presentation]

                        Dr. C. Raja Mohan, Founding Director, Carnegie India

1145-1200       Coffee Break

 

1200-1315       Session 2: Regional Connectivity: Role of India and Japan

                        Chair:  Amb. H.K. Singh, Professor for Strategic Studies, ICRIER

                        Speakers:

                        Amb. Hideaki Domichi, Senior Vice President, JICA  [Download Presentation]

                        Dr. Sanjaya Baru, IISS Consulting Senior Fellow for India & Director, IISS-India 

   [Download Presentation]

1315-1415       Lunch (all participants and attendees)

 

1415-1530       Session 3: Regional Economic Integration: Perspectives of Japan and India

                        Chair: Dr. Nagesh Kumar, Head, UNESCAP South and South-West Asia Office

                        Speakers:

            Prof. Shujiro Urata, Waseda University  [Download Presentation]

            Dr. V.S. Seshadri, Vice Chairman, RIS  [Download Presentation]

 

1530-1545       Coffee Break

 

1545-1700       Session 4: Environment, Climate Change and Clean Energy Collaboration

                        Chair: Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

                        Speakers:

                        Japan: Mr. Makoto Watanabe, Executive Director, New Energy and Industrial

                                    Technology Development Organization (NEDO)  [Download Presentation]

            Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

 

1700-1715       Closing Session

                        Closing Remarks:

                        Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER


Conference on Empowering Women for Sustainable Development | 2016

2016-03-14

TalentNomics - ICRIER Conference

Empowering Women for Sustainable Development

March 14, 2016

Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

PROGRAMME

08:30-09:00         Registration and High Tea

 

09:00-10:15         Inaugural Session

 

Opening Remarks

Ipsita Kathuria, Founder and CEO, TalentNomics India

                             Welcome Address

Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson ICRIER

 

Inaugural Address

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan,

Minister of State (independent charge), Petroleum and Gas, Government of India

 

Keynote Address

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, South African Political Activist, Doctor, Business Woman and ex- MD, World Bank

 

10:15-10:30         Tea/Coffee

 

10:30-12:00         Session 1: Research & Results: For Sustainable Development- Women Empowerment and Economic Growth- What can government and policy makers do?                         

 

Moderator: Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

 

      Panel

     Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director, IMF

     Anu Madgavkar, Co-Author of Power and Parity Report, McKinsey Global Institute

     Anne Boring, Postdoctoral researcher, OFCE, Sciences Po-Paris

    Anuradha Das Mathur, Founding Dean, The Vedica Scholars Programme For Women, India

 

12:00-13:15         Session 2: Gender Balance in Leadership:  Impactful Actions Needed to Change Status Quo

 

Moderator: Dilip Cherian, Founder and Consulting Partner, Perfect Relations, India

 

 

Panel

     Anita George,  Sr. Director (Energy and Extractive Industry), World Bank

     Farzana Chowdhury, CEO, Green Delta Insurance Company, Bangladesh

     Linda Solomon, Partner, Deloitte, USA

     Deepak Hota, Director (Human Resources), BEML

     Suparno Banerjee, Vice President, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE)

 

13.15- 14.15        Lunch

 

14:15-15:15         Session 3: Creating a Sustainable Global Supply of Women Leaders Across Sectors and a Collaborative Eco System for Change: What can Women, Men and Organizations do?

 

Moderator: Rhoda Weeks-Brown, Deputy Director, IMF

 

Panel

     Neeti Banerjee, Founder and CEO, TalentNomics Inc., former Assistant Director, IMF

     Saurabh Srivastava, Founder and Ex-Chairman NASCOM, Angel Investor, India

     Neeru Abrol, Director(Fin), IL&FS, former Chairperson, National Fertilizer Limited, India

     Neeta Boochra, ex-President, FICCI (Flo) and Entrepreneur, India

 

15:15- 16:15          Session 4: Encouraging and Influencing Young Minds to Dream

 

Moderator: Kedibone Letlaka-Rennert,HRAdvisor, IMF (TBC)

 

Panel

     Radhicka Kapoor, Fellow, ICRIER

     Jyoti Reddy, former Student, Akansha Foundation, India

     Pramath Sinha, Co-founder and Managing Director, 9.9 Mediaworx Pvt. Ltd. and Founding Dean, Indian School of Business, India

     Radhika Prabhu, Senior Policy Advisor for South Asia, Secretarys Office of Global Womens Issues, U.S. State Department

 

16:15-16:30         Tea/Coffee

 

16:30-17:45         Session 5: Role of Media in Breaking Stereotypes

 

Moderator:  Anil Padmanabhan,Deputy Editor- MINT, India

 

Panel:

     Archana Garodia Gupta, President FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO),India

     Christine Graeff, Director-General, European Central Bank

     Asma Shirazi, Journalist, TV Anchor, Pakistan

     Bharati Jacob, Managing Partner, Seedfund

     Shereen Bhan, Journalist & TV Anchor,CNBC-TV-18

 

17:45- 18: 00       Key Takeaways and Vote of Thanks

 


Conference on 17th Annual Neemrana Conference | 2015

2015-12-18

15th annual neemrana conference

 17th Annual ICRIER-NBER-NCAER Conference 

 Neemrana

 December 18-20, 2015

Program
 

Day 1: Friday, December 18, 2015
12.30 pm

Lunch at the residence of N.K Singh, Former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Member, ICRIER Board of Governors

2.30 pm:Departure for Neemrana
6.00 pm
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Welcome Remarks
Session 1: India and the World Economy


Chair: N. K. Singh, Former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Member, ICRIER Board of Governors 

Speakers:
  • Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog
  • Anne Krueger, Senior Research Professor of International Economics, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

7.30 pmBharatnatyam Dance Recital by Rasika Khanna followed by Dinner
Day 2: Saturday, December 19, 2015
9.30 am - 10.45 amSession 2: Global Economic Governance

Chair: Rakesh Mohan, Former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Speakers:     
  • John Lipsky, Senior Fellow, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University 
  • Stephen Zeldes, Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Economics and Finance,  Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
  • Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman,   Planning Commission, India
  • Richard Portes, Professor of Economics, London Business School
10.45 amCoffee Break
11.00 am - 12.15 pm

















12:15 pm
Session 3: International Finance
Chair: Surjit Bhalla, Senior India Analyst, Observatory Group and Chairman, Oxus Research & Investments

Speakers:
  • Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Neil Moskowitz Endowed Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
  • Hlne Rey, Professor, London Business School
  • Ravi Bansal, Professor of Economics, Duke University
  • Ashima Goyal, Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Special Address by Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India
1.15 pmLunch
2.15 pmSession 4: Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Management Issues
Chair: Subir Gokarn, Director Research, Brookings India 

Speakers:
  • Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Professor of Economics, Princeton University
  • V. V. Chari,Professor of Economics and the Paul W. Frenzel Land Grant Professor of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
  • Prachi Mishra, Specialist Adviser, Department of Economic and Policy Research, RBI
2.45 pmCoffee Break
3.30 pm Session 5: Environmental Regulation/ Climate Change

Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Speakers:
  • Esther Duflo,  Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT
  • Ryan Kellogg, Associate Professor. University of Michigan 
4.45 pmCoffee Break
5.00pmSession 6: Urban Economics and Sustainability

Chair: Rajiv Lall, Managing Director & CEO, IDFC Bank Ltd.

Speakers:
  • Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
  • Matthew Kahn, Professor of Economics, USC
  • Justin McCrary, Professor of Law and Director, Social Sciences Data Laboratory ("D-Lab"), University of California, Berkeley
7.30 pmRajasthani Dance Performance followed by Dinner Reception
Day 3: Sunday, December 20, 2015
8:30 AMSession 7: Manufacturing, Investment Climate and Jobs 

Chair: B. J. Panda, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), India

Speakers:
  • Amitabh Kant, Secretary DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
  • Radhicka Kapoor,Fellow, ICRIER
  • Pankaj Vashisht, Fellow, ICRIER 
11.30 am - 1.00 pmSession 8: International Trade 

Chair: Shekhar ShahDirector General NCAER

Speakers:
  • Robert StaigerRoth Family Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
  • Rupa Chanda, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER
Talk on Digital India by Ram Sevak Sharma, Chairman, Telecom      Regulatory Authority of India
1:00 pm
Lunch
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm















3:30 pm
Session 9: Education and Skill Development

Chair: Sachin Pilot, Member Indian National Congress and Former Minister of State (Independent Charge) Corporate Affairs)

Speakers:
  • Pramod Bhasin, Member, ICRIER Board of Governors
  • Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT
  • Sonalde Desai, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland and Senior Fellow, NCAER 
Concluding Remarks
4.30 pm:Departure for Delhi


International Conference on Jobs for Development: Creating Jobs in South Asia | 2015

2015-12-03

icirer

International Conference on

JOBS FOR DEVELOPMENT: CREATING JOBS IN SOUTH ASIA

3-4 December 2015, Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

[View Conference Video]

3rd December 2015 (Thursday)

09:30-10:00 hoursRegistration
INAUGURAL SESSION
10:00-11:00Welcome Address 
Dr Rajat Kathuria
, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi
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Chair:
Dr Isher Judge AhluwaliaChairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER
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Special Address:
Partha Pratim Mitra, Principal Labour and Employment Advisor (PLEA), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India
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Thematic address:
Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Department of  Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
11:00-11:30
Tea/Coffee Break
11:30-13:10Session 1: Informality and Jobs 
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Chair: 
Mr Dev NathanProfessor, IHD, New Delhi, India
Speakers:

Selim Raihan, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka & Executive Director, South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) [Download Presentation]

(Title: Dynamics of Urban Informal Employment in Bangladesh)

Sandip Sarkar,  Professor, Institute for Human Development, Delhi   [Download Presentation]

(Title: Is Dualism Increasing in the Indian Labour Market)

Asad SayeedSenior Research Associate, Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi, Pakistan  

(Title: Beyond Informality: Labour Market Structure, Regulation and Social Protection in Pakistan)

Dipak Bahadur AdhikariAssistant Lecturer of Economics, Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal [Download Presentation]

(Title: Employment and Income Generation in Informal Sector: A Case of Street Vendors of Kathmandu Nepal)

Pankaj Vashist, Fellow, ICRIER  [Download Presentation]

(Title: Technology and Labour Demand; Insights from Indian Manufacturing)

Discussant:

Jesim Pais, Assistant Professor, Institute for Studies in International Development (ISID), New Delhi

13:10-14:00
Lunch
14:00-15:00
Plenary Address I:
Jobs and the Transformation of the Economic Lives of the Poor

Chair: 
Chair: T.C.A. Anant, Chief Statistician of India and Secretary, MoSPI, Govt.  of India

Speaker:
Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics, Founder and Director of the International Growth Centre, London School of Economics (LSE), London  [Download Presentation]

15:00-15:15
Tea/Coffee Break
Session 2: Demography and Jobs
15:15-16:15

Chair:

Rashid Amjad, Professor and Director, The Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore

 

Speakers:

K S James, Professor, Population Research Centre, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore  [Download Presentation]

(Title: Augmenting Demographic Dividend Opportunities for India: The Role of Female Work Participation)

Indralal De Silva, Senior Professor & Chair of Demography, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Colombo [Download Presentation]

(Title: Demographic change and its implications on the labour force in Sri Lanka)

Devendra Shrestha, Professor, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur [Download Presentation]

(Title: Challenges in Creating Employment Opportunities for Youths in Nepal)

Discussant:

Jayan Jose Thomas, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi [Download Presentation]

16:25-17:25
Plenary Address- II:
What Explains the Job Creating Potential of Industrialization in the Developing World

Chair:

Anwarul Hoda, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

Speaker:

Kunal Sen, Professor, Development Economics and Policy, University of Manchester, Manchester  [Download Presentation]

Panel Discussion
17:40-1910Moderator:

Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER, New Delhi

Anwarul Hoda, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

Rashid Amjad, Professor and Director, The Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore

 [Download Presentation]

Ajit Ghose, Professor, Institute of Human Development, New Delhi

Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics, Founder and Director of the International Growth Centre, London School of Economics (LSE), London

Kunal Sen, Professor, Development Economics and Policy, University of Manchester, Manchester

Rana Hasan, Director, Development Economics and Indicators Division, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)  [Download Presentation]

Q & A
19:30Dinner

4th December 2015 (Friday), Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre

Session 3: Urbanization and Jobs
09:30

Chair:

Dr Isher Judge AhluwaliaChairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER

Speakers:

S Chandrasekhar, Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai [Download Presentation]

(Title: Skill Content Embodied in Jobs: An Exploration)

Naveen Adhikari, Assistant Professor, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur [Download Presentation]

(Title:  Creating Jobs in Growing Urban Areas of Nepal: A Story for  Policy Revisit)

Nishara Fernando Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Colombo, Colombo, Kirtipur [Download Presentation]

(Title: Urban Youth Aspirations and Expectations for Jobs in the Context of Urban Transformation and Urbanization: Case Study of Sri Lanka)

Javier Sanchez-Reaza, Senior Economist, World Bank, Washington D.C. [Download Presentation]

(Title: Bringing People to Jobs and Jobs to People)

Discussant:

Debolina Kundu, Associate Professor, National Institute of Urban           Affairs, Delhi

10:20-1030Tea/Coffee Break
Session 4: Labour Regulation and Jobs
10:30-12:10Chair:

Kunal Sen, Professor, Development Economics and Policy, University of Manchester, Manchester 

 

Speakers:

Radhicka Kapoor , Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi [Download Presentation]

(Title: Labour Regulations in India: Much Ado About Something)

Rashid MemonAssistant Professor, Department of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore [Download Presentation]

(Title: Trade deregulation and its impact on the feminization of the labor force: Evidence from the MFA phase-out in Pakistan)

Dilli Raj KhanalFounder Chairman, Institute of Policy Research and Development, Kathmandu [Download Presentation]

(Title: Labor Market Regulations and Jobs: Nepalese Experience)

Jaivir SinghSenior Research Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi [Download Presentation]

(Title: Law, Skills and the Creation of Jobs as Contract Work in India: Exploring Survey Data to Make Inferences for Labour Law Reform)

Piotr Lewandowski, Founder and President,IBSWarsaw, Poland  [Download Presentation]

(Title: Minimum Wage Violation in Central and Eastern European Countries)

Discussant:

Rahul Sapkal, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, Education       Policy Division, UNICEF Office Maharashtra State, Mumbai

12:15-13:15Plenary Address- III:Enhancing Job Quality in Emerging Economies: Going Beyond Informality

Chair:

Bishwanath Goldar, Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

Speaker: Sandrine Cazes , Senior Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris  [Watch Presentation Video]

13:15-14:00Lunch
Session 5: Fragile Situations and Jobs
14:00-15:20Chair:

Adrian WoodEmeritus Professor at Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford 

Speakers:

Ali MehdiFellow, ICRIER, New Delhi and Sanjay Pulipaka, In-house Consultant, ICRIER, New Delhi [Download Presentation]

(Title: Job Creation and Skill Development in Fragile Situations)

Sirimal AbeyratneProfessor, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Colombo [Download Presentation]

(Title: Policies, Politics and Youth: A Retrospect over Sri Lankan Experience)

Chona Echavez, Deputy Director (Research), Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul [Download Presentation]

(Title: Employment Generation and Skills Development in Fragile Situation: Afghan policies and challenges for Employment Generation and Employability)

Bishnu Pant, Executive Director, Institute for Integrated Development Studies, Kathmandu [Download Presentation]

(Title: Fragile Situation and Jobs: Challenge for Nepal)

Discussant:

Nisar Ali, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir,                         Srinagar

15:20-15:30Tea/Coffee Break
Plenary Address- IV:

Labor Regulation, Enforcement, and Employment: Lessons from China

15:30-16:30Chair:

Aditya Bhattacharjea, Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi

Speaker:

Albert Park, Professor, Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong [Download Presentation]

16:30-17:30Valedictory Address: An International Perspective on South Asian Job CreationChair:  Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

Speaker:

Adrian WoodEmeritus Professor at Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford [Download Presentation]

Dinner


International Conference on Asia-Pacific: 70 Years after the War | 2015

2015-11-23

conf

 

Tamarind Conference Hall (Core 4B, UG Floor, Entry Near Eatopia Restaurant)

 India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110 003 

 

November 23, 2015 (Monday)
09.30 09.55Registration
9.55 11.00Inaugural Session

 

Mr. Sanjay Pulipaka

Senior Consultant, East Asia Research Programme, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Shri Krishnan Srinivasan

Former Foreign Secretary of India

 

Amb. H. K. Singh

Professor, Strategic  Studies Programme

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli

Centre for East Asian Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

11.00 11.15Tea
 

11.15 12.30

 

Regional Architecture

Chair and Remarks by Prof. G. V. C. Naidu  

 

Chinas Approach to Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific

Dr. Monika Chansoria

Senior Fellow & Head of China-study Programme,  Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)  

 

India and New Institutional Building in Asia-Pacific

Dr. Jagannath Prasad Panda

Research Fellow and Coordinator, East Asia Research Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

 

Pharmaceutical Provisions in the TPP: Implications for Indo-Japan Trade in Generics

Mr. Rahul Mongia

Research Associate, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Reshaping the Global Development Financial Architecture: Role of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development Bank (NDB)

Ms. Purva Singh

Research Assistant, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

 

12.30 13.30

Maritime Security Issues

Chair and Remarks by Commodore Uday Bhaskar

 

India and Indo-Pacific Construct

Dr. Pankaj K. Jha

Director (Research), Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)

 

Security in Maritime-Asia An Indian Perspective

Cdr. Abhijit Singh

Research Fellow, Centre for Military Affairs, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

 

Perspectives from Regional Powers: US, Japan and Australia

Ms. Darshana M Baruah

Junior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

 

13.30 14.15Lunch
 

14.15 15.30

 

Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Missiles and Risk Reduction Strategies

Chair and Remarks: Brig. Arun Sahgal

 

Nuclear Asia: Current Dynamics and Challenges

Dr. Arun Vishwanathan

Assistant Professor, International Strategic & Security Studies Programme, National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS)

 

Contours of Cruise Missiles Proliferation in Asia Pacific

Dr. Sitakanta Mishra

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

 

Nuclear Security and Nuclear Governance Issues in the Asia-Pacific

Ms. Ruhee Neog

Assistant Director and Coordinator of Nuclear Security Programme, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)

 

15.30 15.45Tea
 

15.45 17.00

 

Frameworks of Engagement

Chair and Remarks: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal

 

Engage and Hedge: US Policy Towards Asia-Pacific Since 1990

Mr. Graham Palmer

Consultant, Deloitte

 

Pathways to Peace: Japans Engagement of Southeast Asia and India

Dr. A. D. Gnanagurunathan

Assistant Professor, Cross-Disciplinary Studies, Apeejay Stya University

 

India, US and the Asia-Pacific

Ms. Sylvia Mishra

Junior Fellow, Strategic Studies Initiative, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

 

17.00 17.15Tea
 

17.15 18.30

 

Political Transitions

 

Transition in Indonesia and Myanmar: Variations in Regime Outcome

Dr. Sonu Trivedi

Assistant Professor, University of Delhi

 

Thailand and the Great Game

Dr Udai Bhanu Singh

Senior Research Associate, South East Asia and Oceania Research Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

 

Political Transition in South Korea and its Impact on Korean Unification

Mr. Sudhakar Vaddi

Research Assistant at Centre for East Asian Studies, School of international studies(SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

 

18.30Snacks  
7.00 pm followed by Dinner 

Special Address by Prof. Tsutomu Kikuchi

Professor

Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo

 

November 24, 2015 (Tuesday)
 

10.00 11.15

 

Human Rights: Constructs and Experiences

 

Human Rights and Asian Values  A Forced Dichotomy?

Ms. Anandita Bagchi

Research Associate,  Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Information Technology and Human Rights in Asia-Pacific

Ms. Meenaz Munshi

Senior Associate, Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC)

 

Refugees and the Problem of Dubious Categorisation

Mr. Arpan Acharya

Doctoral Candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

The Adaptive State: Pacifism and Japans Contribution to Peace

Ms. Nidhi Prasad

Student, Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

 

11.15 11.30Tea
 

11.30 12.45

 

Nation-Building and Ethnic Conflicts

 

Xinjiang and Ethnic Unrest in China

Mr. Avinash Godbole

Research Assistant,  East Asia Research Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

 

Asias Rise and the Arc of Ethnic Unrest  China, India and Myanmar

Dr. K. Yhome

Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

 

Ethnic Conflict in Southeast Asia

Ms. Nayantara Shaunik

YFFP-Jindal Foreign Policy Fellow, Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University

 

12.45 14.00Conclusion followed by Lunch

 


Conference on India-Japan Economic Relations: Bilateral Dimensions | 2015

2015-11-17

India-Japan Economic Relations: Bilateral Dimensions

(Venue: Viceroy Hall, Claridges Hotel, New Delhi)

November 17, 2015

 

0900-0930       Registration   

0930-1015       Opening Session 

0930-0940       Welcoming Remarks: Amb. H.K. Singh, Professor for Strategic Studies, ICRIER 

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER H.E. Ambassador Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan   

0940-1015       Keynote Address by Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, on Japan-India Partnership in Building Railway Infrastructure     

 

1015-1030       Coffee Break

 

1030-1145       Session 1: Make in India: Japans Role in Enhancing Indias Manufacturing Prowess                        

Chair:  Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER          

Mr. R.C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Indias Automotive Sector and Japan Ms. Shubhra Singh, Joint Secretary, DIPP Framework of India-Japan Cooperation in Manufacturing [Download Presentation

Mr. Ichiro Abe, Special Advisor to Minister's Secretariat, METI and Director, JETRO Office, New Delhi JETROs Role in Accelerating Japanese FDI  [Download Presentation

Mr. Masazumi Konishi, President, JCCII, and MD, Sojitz India Indias Business Environment  [Download Presentation]    

 

1145-1200       Coffee Break   

 

1200-1315       Session 2Building IndiasEconomicInfrastructure and Connectivity                        

Chair:  Mr. Ajay Shankar, Chairman, Expert Committee on Regulatory Approval 

Mr. Katsuo Matsumoto, Deputy DG for South Asia, JICA Japans Role in Building Indias Economic Infrastructure  [Download Presentation]    

Industrial Corridors: 

Mr. Alkesh Sharma, CEO & MD, DMICDC DMIC Project Implementation [Download Presentation]   

Railway Corridors: 

Mr. Girish Pillai, Adviser (Infrastructure), Railway Board Implementation of Railway Freight Corridors  [Download Presentation]     

 

   

1315-1415       Lunch (all participants and attendees)  

 

1415-1530       Session 3: Role of IT Services                         

Chair: Mr. Som Mittal, Former President, NASSCOM 

Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM Indias IT Services Sector and the Japan Opportunity 

Mr. Masayoshi Tamura, GM, Software Group, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. India-Japan Cooperation on IT - the Japanese Perspective [Download Presentation

 Mr. J.S. Deepak, Secretary, Department of Electronics & IT Policy Initiatives to Enhance Exports of Indian IT Services to Japan [Download Presentation]       

 

1530-1545       Coffee Break  

 

1545-1715       Session 4: IndiaJapan Investment Promotion Partnership: Financing Indias Growth                        

Chair: Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER   

Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, ADBI, Tokyo Infrastructure Finance and Pension Funds    [Download Presentation

Mr. Shin Oya, Chief Representative, JBIC Promoting Public and Private Financial Flows to India 

Mr. Hiroyuki Kakita, Country Head for India, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Role of Major Japanese Banks in Channeling FDI, FII and Long Term Infrastructure Funding Mr. Taiju Hisai, Regional Executive for India, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Business Promotion Incentives    [Download Presentation

  

1715-1745       Concluding Session 

Concluding remarks: 

H.E. Ambassador Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan, 

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER 

Amb. H.K. Singh, Professor for Strategic Studies, ICRIER   


1800-2000:      Conference concluding dinner (all participants and attendees)


14th India - Korea Dialogue | 2015

2015-11-05

ICRIER

November 5, 2015 (Thursday) (Juniper Hall, IHC)

 

2:00 pm         :     Inaugural Session

  • Welcome Remarks by Rajat KathuriaDirector & CE, ICRIER
  • Welcome Remarks by JUNG Ku-HyunPresident, The Seoul Forum for

International Affairs (SFIA) 

  • Guest Remarks, CHO HyunAmbassador of Republic of Korea to India

 

Keynote Address by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Honble Minister of Railways, Government of India

 

2.45 pm         :     Coffee Break

 

3:00 pm         :     Session 1: Asian Security and India-Korea Special Strategic

                              Partnership

 

Chair: KIM DalchoongEmeritus Professor, Yonsei University

Speakers:

  • LEE Chung MinProfessor, Yonsei University and ROKs

      Ambassador for National Security Affairs

  • Raja MohanHead, Strategic Studies and Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

Discussants:

  • KIM ChangsuSenior Research Fellow, Center for Security and Strategy, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA)
  • Skand TayalVisiting Professor, Delhi University and Former Indian Ambassador to Korea
  • Sanjana JoshiSenior Consultant, ICRIER


4:30 pm         :     Coffee Break

 

4:45 pm         :   Session 2: Cooperation for Full Potential of India-Korea CEPA and the

                              New Asian Economic Initiatives

 

Chair: Nisha TanejaProfessor, ICRIER

 

 

Speakers:

Discussants:

  • Sanjay ChadhaJoint Secretary, FT (North East Asia), Ministry of Commerce & Industry
  • CHO ChoongjaeHead of South Asia Team, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) [Download Presentation]

 

7.30 pm         :     Special Address by LEE Chung MinProfessor, Yonsei University and

                              ROKs Ambassador for National Security Affairs     (Maple Hall, IHC)

                

Chair: Sanjay Singh, Former Secretary (East) Ministry of External Affairs

 

Dinner Reception, Maple Hall, India Habitat Centre

 


 

November 6, 2015 (Friday) (Juniper Hall, IHC)


9.30 am          :     Session 3:Make in India Initiative & Opportunities for SMEs


Chair: A. Didar SinghSecretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Speakers:

 

Discussants:

  • Ashish KumarSenior Development Officer and Point Of Contact For Korean Investors, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
  • embers, Association of High Potential Enterprises of Korea (AHPEK)


11.00 am       :     Coffee Break

 

11.15 am       :     Session 4: India-Korea Collaboration in Manufacturing Industries

                              (Shipbuilding, Steel, Auto, Defense Industry, etc.)

 

Chair: Ajit RanadeChief Economist, Aditya Birla Group

 

Speakers:

  • CHANG Kook HyunSecretary General, Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ICCK)
  • Vinnie Mehta,Director General, Automotive Component  Manufacturers Association of India 
  • KIM ChangsuSenior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA)  [Download Presentation]

 

Discussants:

  • Ajay Shankar, Chairman Expert Committee on Regulatory Approvals, Dept of Industrial Policy & Promotion
  • Anil ChaitLt Gen (Rtd) and Former Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC)
  • S. Vishwanatha, Executive Director, Industry Sector, BHEL


1.00 pm         :     Lunch

 

2.00 pm         :     Session 5: India-Korea Collaboration in R&D and High-tech Industries

                              (IT/Internet, Games/Contents, Green/New Energy, etc.)

 

Chair: JUNG Ku-HyunPresident, The Seoul Forum for International Affairs

 

Speakers:

  • LEE Haiwon, Professor, Hanyang University [Download Presentation]
  • Narendra TanejaConvener BJP Energy Cell and Energy Expert and Commentator
  • Siddhartha ChandurkarFounder & CEO, ShepHertz

 

Discussants:

  • PARK Sung-HoonProfessor, Korea University
  • Gagan SabharwalDirector, Global Trade Development, NASSCOM

 

3.30 pm         :     Coffee Break

 

3.45 pm         :     Panel Discussion: Enhancing Peoples Movement between India and

                              Korea

 

Moderator: Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor of Mint

Panelists:

  • LEE Joon-gyu, Former Korean Ambassador to India
  • Skand TayalVisiting Professor, Delhi University and Former Indian Ambassador to Korea
  • Vyjayanti RaghavanProfessor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

5.00 pm         :     Concluding Remarks

Signing of Joint Statement


7th Annual G20 Conference on Challenges to Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth: Views from G20 Countries | 2015

2015-09-14

G20

[Download Conference Report]

Programme
Challenges to Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth: Views from G20 countries
September 14- 15, 2015
New Delhi

September 14, 2015 (Monday), Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre

09:00-09:30 Registration and High Tea

09:30-10:00 Inaugural Session:

Welcome Address:
Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Inaugural Speech:
Suresh Prabhu, Honourable Railway Minister of India and G20 Sherpa, Government of India

10:00-11:00 Keynote Address:

Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Special Address:
Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) [Download Presentation]

11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee Break

11:15-12:15 Special Session: Towards a Sustainable Growth Plan: Voices from the Troika

Chair: Sujata Mehta, Secretary (ER&DPA), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Panel:

Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner to India Burak Akapar, Ambassador of Republic of Turkey to India Le Yucheng, Ambassador of Republic of China to India

12:15-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 1: Accelerating Infrastructure Investments in G20 Countries

Chair: Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER

Panel: Sindhushree Khullar, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India Rajiv B. Lall, Executive Chairman, IDFC Alok Sheel, Member Secretary, State Planning Board, Kerala [Download Presentation
Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative in India, IMF [Download Presentation]

15:30-15:45 Tea/Coffee Break

15:45-17:00 Session 2: Synchronizing Global Monetary Policy: How can G20 Help?

Chair: Abheek Barua, Chief Economist, HDFC Bank

Panel: Poonam Gupta, Senior Economist, World Bank [Download Presentation]

Nobuyuki UDA, Director General of Research and Co-ordination Department, PRI, MoF, Japan [Download Presentation] Heribert Dieter, Senior Research Associate, The German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

17:00-18:00 Session 3: Competitive Devaluations: The New Global Norm?

Chair: Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative in India, IMF

Panel: Ashima Goyal, Professor of Economics, IGIDR [Download Presentation] Subir Gokarn, Director of Research, Brookings India

Annual G20 Address and Dinner Reception at Juniper, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (By Invitation only)

19:30 Annual G20 Address

Chair: Chetan Ghate, Associate Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

Speaker: P.J. Nayak, Former Chief Executive and Country Head, Morgan Stanley, India

20.30 Dinner Reception

September 15, 2015 (Tuesday), Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre

09:00-09:30 Registration and High Tea

09:30-11:00 Session 4: Addressing the Financing Challenge of SMEs and Enhancing Their Participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs)

Chair: Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor, ICRIER

Panel: Prema Chandra Athukorala, Professor of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australia National University [Download Presentation] Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute [Download Presentation] Anil Bharadwaj, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME)

11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 Session 5: Post- Crisis International Financial Regulation: Where Have We Reached?

Chair: Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER

Panel: Ila Patnaik, Principal Economic Adviser, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF [Download Presentation] K. P. Krishnan, Additional Secretary, Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India Amarjeet Singh, Chief General Manager, SEBI [Download Presentation]

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:15 Session 6: Scaling up Private Investments in Clean Energy Infrastructure

Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Panel: Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI [Download Presentation] Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Programme. Brookings Institution Pierre Jacquet, President, Global Development Network [Download Presentation]

15:15-15:30 Tea/Coffee Break

15:30-16:45 Session 7: Implementation Challenges in Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan

Chair: Rajiva Ranjan Singh, Senior Consultant, ICRIER

Panel: Raffaele Russo, Head of BEPS Project, Centre for Tax and Policy Administration, OECD [Download Presentation] Akhilesh Ranjan, Joint Secretary (Foreign Tax and Tax Research), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India Jayesh Sanghvi, Partner & National Leader International Tax Services, EY India

16:45-17:45 Session 8: ADBI Special Session: Urbanization, Income Inequality and Health Inequity

Chair: Ali Mehdi, Senior Consultant, ICRIER

Panel: Guanghua Wan, Director of Research, ADBI [Download Presentation] Matthias Helble, Research Fellow, ADBI [Download Presentation]

17:45-18:00 Concluding Remarks & Way forward

Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Photo Session

19.30 Dinner at Maple, India Habitat Centre


ICRIER-CSIS Track 1.5 Conference on India-US Security Relations | 2015

2015-09-10

ICRIER-CSIS Track 1.5 Conference on India-US Security Relations

Conference Hall II

India International Centre (IIC) Main Building

September 10, 2015

09.00 09.15: Registration

09.15 10.00: Opening Session

Welcoming Remarks : H.K. Singh, Kathleen Hicks

Inaugural Remarks : Lalit Mansingh, Rajat Kathuria

Keynote Address : Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary

10.00-10.15 Coffee Break

10.15-13.30 Part I: Strengthening the Strategic Partnership

10.1511.45

Panel 1: Global and Regional Security Cooperation

[Asian power balance, Af-Pak and China-Pak challenges, Cooperative Security Framework in the Indo-Pacific (Joint Strategic Vision), Rule-based Regional Security Order (EAS)]

Chair: Lalit Mansingh

Speakers

US: Peter Lavoy (NSC), General John Campbell, Nikhil Khanna (Raytheon)

India: Shyam Saran, H.K. Singh, K.C. Singh

Comment

Amandeep S. Gill (MEA)

11.451200 Coffee Break

12.0013.30

Panel 2: Defence Cooperation and Trade

[2015 Defence Framework Agreement: Joint Operations, Joint Exercises, HA/DR, Academic Cooperation between War Colleges, UN Peacekeeping]; [Export Controls, Technology Control, DTTI, Commercial Transactions]

Chair: Kathleen Hicks

Speakers

US: Dave Shear (DOD), Ingrid Henick (Cohen Group)

India: Adm. Arun Prakash (Retd.), Brig. Arun Sahgal (Retd.)

Comment

Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd.), Vinay Kwatra (MEA)

13.3014.30 Lunch

14.3017.00 Part II: Emerging Dimensions of Security Cooperation

14.3015.45

Panel 3: Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism Cooperation

Chair: Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee

Speakers

US: Dr. Rita Sue Guenther (NAS), Mark Tesone (US Embassy)

India: Rana Banerji, Vinay Kwatra (MEA)

15.4516.00 Coffee Break

16.0017.00

Panel 4: Global Commons

[Outer Space, Oceans, Atmosphere, Cyber]

Chair: Rick Rossow

Speakers

US: Rahul Madhavan (USIBC), Gen. James Cartwright (CSIS)

India: Dr. Arvind Gupta (Dy. NSA), Santosh Jha (MEA)

17.0018.00 Closing Session

17.00-17.15

Summary of take-aways/recommendations

Sanjay Pulipaka and John Henry Schaus

17.15-18.00

Interaction with Shri Ajit Doval, K.C., NSA

Vote of Thanks: H.K. Singh, Rick Rossow

18.0019.00: Free Time

18.00-19.00 Walk in Lodhi Garden (Recommended)

Concluding Dinner

19.00-20.30 Dinner (all participants) at Terrace Pergola, adjacent to Conference Hall-II, 2nd Floor, IIC


Roundtable conferences on Net Neutrality | 2015

2015-08-25

Roundtable conferences on Net Neutrality


Date: August 25, 2015

Venue: ICRIER Conference Hall, 4th Floor, Core 6A, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


ICRIER-FICCI Conference on Strategies for Sustainable Development: Climate Action, Financial Reform | 2015

2015-08-03

FICCI - ICRIER Conference on "Strategies for Sustainable Development: Climate Action, Financial Reform", August 3, 2015

FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

 

Draft Agenda Outline

 

Launch Venue

Conference Room, 3rd Floor, FICCI, Federation House

09:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Registration

10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Inaugural Session

1.      Opening Address: Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Global Commissioner of the New Climate Economy and Member of UNEP Inquiry International Advisory Council

2.      Keynote Address: Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

3.      Inaugural Address: Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honble Minister for  Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India (TBC)

4.      Special Address: Shri Ashok Lavasa, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India (TBC)

5.      Special Address: Shri Madhusudan Prasad, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India (TBC)

6.      Special Address: Mr. Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute

7.      Vote of thanks: Dr. A. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI

Launch of the New Climate Economys India Report titled India: Pathways to Sustaining Rapid Development in a New Climate Economy

11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m.

Tea Break

11:15 a.m. 12:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion I Strategic Framework for Cities: Linking Economic Performance and Climate Performance

India is at the cusp of a major urban transition. There is a need to identify urban policies and programs at the national, state and local levels directed towards sectors such as transportation, water, energy systems, institutions and governance that can help foster smarter and more efficient urban growth that is equitable, economically vibrant and climate-smart. This session will discuss emergent urban development pathways and the opportunities available in Indian urban policy making to support smarter livable cities in India that are also economically dynamic and climate resilient.  

Chair: Prof.  Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs

 

Panelists:

1.      Prof. A. K. Gosain, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

2.      Mr. Nitin Pandit, Managing Director, World Resources Institute, India

3.      Mr. Pradeep Kapoor, General Manager, City Account Management Delhi, NCR, Siemens India (TBC)

4.      Mr. Rajan Anandan, Vice President & Managing Director, Google, South East Asia & India (TBC)

5.      Dr. Satish Kumar, Senior Advisor, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd.

12:45 p.m. 01:30 p.m.

Lunch

01:30 p.m. 02:30 p.m.

 

Panel Discussion II Low Carbon Strategies for India in Agriculture and Forestry

India has declared its readiness to cut carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 20-25 per cent from the 2005 levels by 2020. The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) stresses the overriding importance in Indias development agenda of rapid economic growth as an essential precondition to poverty eradication and improved standards of living. This session seeks to discuss the scope for policy reforms that can strengthen the economic performance and resilience of Indian agriculture while also helping to abate its GHG emissions.

 

Chair: Prof. Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor of ICRIERs Trade Policy and WTO Research Programme, ICRIER (Session Chair)

 

Panelists:

 

1.      Dr. H. P. Singh, Director, Jain Irrigation System Ltd.

2.      Dr. Ramesh Chand, Director, National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAP)

3.      Dr. A. K. Sikka, Deputy Director General, National Resource Management, Indian Council of Agricultural Research

 

02:30 p.m. 03:45 p.m.

 

Panel Discussion III Sustainable Financing

Creating a sustainable financial system for India is imperative to deliver a step change in the financial systems effectiveness in mobilizing capital towards a green and inclusive economy. Drawing upon the recommendations of the FICCI-UNEP India Inquiry Interim Report on Designing a Sustainable Financial System for India as a reference point, this session seeks to further deliberate on the triggers for sustainable financing in India, the challenges that need to be addressed and opportunities for the financial sector to align itself toward the sustainability paradigm.

 

Chair: Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Member, UNEP Inquiry International Advisory Council and Chairperson, UNEP Inquiry India Advisory Council (Session Chair)

 

Panelists:

1.      Dr. Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP)  (TBC)

2.      Mr. Ardeshir Contractor, MD & CEO, Kiran Energy Solar Power Private Limited

3.      Mr. Nick Robins, Co-Director, Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System at UNEP

4.      Mr. Mark Halle, Executive Director, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Europe (TBC)

5.      Mr. Girish Shrimali, Director, Climate Policy Initiative, India

03:45 p.m. 04:00 p.m.

Wrap Up and Tea


Conference on An Inquiry into the Future of Net Neutrality in India | 2015

2015-06-15

Conference on A Speculative Inquiry into the Future of Net Neutrality in India

 June 15, 2015 (Monday), Maple Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

 

Programme

 

10:30 - 11:00 am         :           Registration and Tea and Coffee

 

11:00 11:20 am        :           Welcome Remarks

                                                Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

 

11:20 - 12:00 pm         :           Inaugural Discussion

 

                                                Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Member of Parliament

                                                Shri Baijayant Panda, Member of Parliament

 

 

12:00 - 2:00 pm           :           Moderated Discussion

 

2:00 pm onwards        :           Lunch


Workshop on Drug Regulatory Reforms in India | 2015

2015-05-01

ICRIER
Consultative Workshop on DRUG REGULATORY REFORMS IN INDIA 
1 May 2015, India Habitat Centre (Marigold), New Delhi

 

10:45 11 am

Registration&tea/ coffee

11:00 11:05

Welcome remarks

Dr Rajat Kathuria

Director & CE, ICRIER, New Delhi

 

11:05 11:15

Inaugural address

Dr Shailendra Kumar

Director(Drugs), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Government of India

 

11:15 11:25

Keynote address

Dr Kathleen Holloway

Regional Advisor-Essential Drugs and Other Medicines

WHO India-South-East Asia Regional Office(SEARO)

 

11:25 11:45

Presentation 1: Administrative Structure and Functions of Drug Regulatory Authorities in India

Dr Nupur Chowdhury

External Consultant,ICRIER

 

11:45 12:45

 

Discussion 1

Moderator:Dr Madhur Gupta, Technical Officer (Pharmaceuticals), WHO India Country Office*

 

12:45 1:40

 

Lunch

 

1:40 02:00

 

Presentation 2: Drug Quality and Safetyin India

Mr. Maulik Chokshi

External Consultant, ICRIER

 

2:00 03:00

 

Discussion 2

Moderator: Dr Aditya Bhattacharjea, Professor and Head of Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics

 

3:00 pm

 

Vote of thanks

Mr. Ali Mehdi

Project Leader, Health Policy Initiative , ICRIER


Workshop on Tackling Chronic Diseases in India | 2015

2015-04-24

ICRIER
Consultative Workshop on TACKLING CHRONIC DISEASES IN INDIA 
24 April 2015, India Habitat Centre (Maple), New Delhi


 

10:45 11 am Registration&tea/ coffee*  

 

11:00 11:05 Welcome remarks Dr Rajat Kathuria Director & CE, ICRIER, New Delhi  

 

11:05 11:20 Inaugural address 
Dr David Bloom,Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography,Harvard School of Public Heath, USA  

 

11:20 11:30 Keynote address 
Dr Anindya Chatterjee, Regional Director (Asia), IDRC, New Delhi 
 

 

11:30 11:45 Challenges in primary prevention of chronic diseases
Mr Ali Mehdi Project Leader, Health Policy Initiative, ICRIER  

 

11:45 12:00 Chronic disease surveillance and statistics
Dr Udaya Mishra Associate Professor, CDS, Trivandrum
 

 

12:00 1:00 DISCUSSION: How do we develop a primary health care system which can effectively deal with chronic conditions?
 

 

1:00 2:00 Lunch
 

 

2:00 03:00 DISCUSSION: What sort of questions should we ask various stakeholdersduring national and international field research?
 

 

3:00 pm Vote of thanks Mr Ali Mehdi  


Workshop on Low Carbon Pathways for Growth in India | 2015

2015-04-10

Workshop on Low Carbon Pathways for Growth in India

 

April 10, 2015, Magnolia hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003

PROGRAMME

 

09:45-10:00 a.m.

Registration

10:00-10:05 a.m.

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

 

Dr. Saon Ray, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

10:05-10:45 a.m.

Overview session

 

Presentations

 

Indias Energy Demand and Supply Overview by Dr. Kaushik Deb, Economist, British Petroleum Group Economics Team, India

 

Overview of Low Carbon Pathways of States by Dr. Indro Roy, Fellow, ICRIER

 

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Q &A

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Tea Break

11:00-11:45 a.m.

Low Carbon Pathways

 

Presentations

 

Cost Of Inaction On Mitigating Climate Change: A preliminary analysis for  India for initiating a wider discussionby Dr. Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Research Fellow, Council on Energy, Environment and Water

 

India's Low Carbon Strategy: Options for mitigations by Mr. Himanshu Gupta, India Energy Security Scenarios-2047, NITI Aayog

 

Assessment of Climate Models by Dr. Saon Ray, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

11:45 -12:00 noon

Q & A

12:00-12:45 p.m.

Sectoral session

 

Presentations

 

Low carbon pathways - opportunities in the urban transport sector  by Zeba Aziz, Research Associate, ICRIER

 

Low carbon strategies for the urban residential and commercial buildings sector by Amrita Goldar, Fellow, ICRIER

 

12:45-1:00 p.m.

Q & A

01:00-02:00 p.m.

Lunch

02:00-02:45 p.m.

Sectoral session contd.

 

Presentations

 

Air quality by Dr. Nandini Kumar, Independent researcher

 

Low carbon strategies for Industries by Dr. Saon Ray, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

 

Water, Ecosystem services and Food Security: Avoiding the costs of ignoring the linkage by Dr. Nilanjan Ghosh, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

2: 45 3:00 p.m.

Q & A

3.00 -3.15 p.m.

Summing up and vote of thanks

 


Conference on Harnessing Indian Agriculture to Global Value Chains: Prospects and Challenges | 2015

2015-04-09

Conference on Harnessing Indian Agriculture to Global Value Chains: Prospects and Challenges

 

April 9, 2015 (Thursday), India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

 

Programme

9:30 - 10:00 am

:

Registration and Tea and Coffee

10:00 - 10:10 am

:

Welcome Remarks

Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

10:10 - 10:20 am

:

Release of the Report and Inaugural Address

Honorable Union Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Department of Agriculture, Government of India (TBC)

10:20 10:40 am

About the Report

Parthapratim Pal, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

10:40 11:00 am

:

Keynote Address

Shri Sajeev Chopra, Mission Director, National Horticulture Mission, Government of India

11:00 - 11:15 am

:

Special Address

Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, ICRIER

11:15 - 11:25 am

:

Open Discussion and Q&A

11:25 11:30 am

:

Vote of Thanks (Academic Foundation)

11:30-11:45 am

:

Tea and Coffee

11:45-12:45 pm

:

Panel Discussion on Value Chain Approach to Sustainable Agriculture

Chair

Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, ICRIER

Panelists

Saubhik Deb, Independent Economist

Pravesh Sharma, Managing Director, Small Farmers' Agri-business Consortium

Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman of Bharat Krishak Samaj 

Meetu Kapur, Executive Director, Food & Agriculture, Centre of Excellence (FACE), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

12:45 - 1:15 pm

:

Open Discussion and Q&A

1:15 pm onwards

:

Lunch

 

 


Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination on Urbanisation in India | 2015

2015-03-25


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ICRIER's Programon Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination on Urbanisation in India

(Supported by: Capacity Building for Urban Development Unit, Ministry of Urban Development)

National Workshop on Governance, Administrative Reforms and Capacity Building

March 25, 2015

In partnership with Ministry of Urban Development

Venue: Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre 
New Delhi

Programme
 

Chief Guest: Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Minister of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation,Government of India

Registration and Tea

Inaugural Session

Welcome and Introduction
Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Project Leader & Chairperson, ICRIER

Keynote Address by Chief Guest

Vote of Thanks 
Dr. Rajat KathuriaDirector and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Session I: Administrative Reforms

Chair: Mr. Anand Singh BhalEconomic AdvisorMinistry of Urban Development

Presentation of the Role of Centre, State and Local Governments in Improving            Administration for better Governance

Dr. M. Ramachandran, Former Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development 

Discussants Comments:

Dr. Shubhashis GangopadhyayResearch Director,India Development Foundation

Discussion

Tea Break

Session II: Urban Governance in India

Chair: Dr. Krishnaswamy KasturiranganChairman, Karnataka Knowledge Commission 
Presentation of the Urban Governance with Focus on Challenges of Metropolitan Governance in India

Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Project Leader and Chairperson, ICRIER
&
Dr. Vaidehi Tandel, Associate Vice President, IDFC Institute

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Discussants Comments
Dr. Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
Discussion

Lunch

Session III: Capacity Building

Chair: Mr. Neeraj Mandloi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development

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Presentation of the Capacity Building for Improving Urban Governance

Dr. P. K. Mohanty, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh and Executive Chair, National Institute of Urban Management, Hyderabad

[Download Presentation]

Discussants Comments

Mr. Barjor Mehta, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank

Prof. Abhay Pethe, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai

 
Discussion

Vote of Thanks


Workshop on Enhancing India's participation in Global Value Chains | 2015

2015-03-16

Workshop on Enhancing India's participation in Global Value Chains

16-17 March 2015

Place: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

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National Workshop on Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward | 2015

2015-02-23

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ICRIER's Program on Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination on Urbanisation in India

(Supported by: Global Green Growth Institute, India

National Workshop on Urban Water System in India: A Way Forward

February 23, 2015

In partnership with Global Green Growth Institute, India

Venue: Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre 
New Delhi

Programme
 
Registration and Tea
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Opening Remarks
Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Project Leader & Chairperson, ICRIER

Address by Chief Guest
Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Honble, Minister, Road Transport and Highways, and Shipping, Government of India

Session I: Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward

Chiar: Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER 
Opening Remarks
by Chair

Presentation

Dr. Mihir Shah, Former Member, Planning Commission 
[Download Presentation]

Discussants Comments: 
Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi

 
Discussion

Tea Break

Session II: Challenges of Ground Water Conservation and Waste Water Treatment

Chair: Prof. A. K. Gosain, IIT Delhi
Presentation of the Ground Water Conservation

Dr. Himanshu Kulkarni, Executive Director, Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM), Pune

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Discussants Comments
Dr. Tushaar Shah, Senior Fellow, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Anand.
Discussion
Presentation of the Waste Water Treatment:An Approach

Ms. Sayali Joshi, CEO,Shrishti Eco - Research Institute, (SERI), Pune

[Download Presentation]

Discussants Comments
Mr. G. K. Bhat, Chairman, TARU, Gandhinagar
Discussion

Lunch

Session II: Case Cities
Chair: Mr. Anjum Parwez, Chairman, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board
Opening Remarks
by Chair
Presentation of the Indore

Mr. Rakesh Singh, Commissioner, Indore Municipal Corporation

[Download Presentation]

Presentation of the Nagpur

Mr. Shashikant Hastak, Superintending Engineer, Nagpur Municipal Corporation
&
Mr. Arun Lakhani, Chairman and Managing Director, Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited, Nagpur

[Download Presentation]

Discussants Comments
Ms. Suneetha KackerWater and Sanitation SpecialistWater and Sanitation Program (WSP)Water Practice, World Bank
Discussion
Summing up
Dr. Mihir Shah, Former MemberPlanning Commission

Tea


5th ICRIER-PRI Workshop on Enhancing Japanese FDI in India | 2015

2015-02-09

5th ICRIER-PRI Workshop
Enhancing Japanese FDI in India

February 9, 2015

Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Programme

9:00 am Registration

9:30 am

Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Opening Remarks by Daikichi Momma, President, PRI

9.45 am Session 1: Macro-economic Trends and Policies in India and Japan

Chair: Ashok Gulati, Chair Professor, ICRIER

Speakers:

Daikichi Momma, President, PRI

Subir Gokarn, Director of Research, Brookings India

Kanjiro Onishi , Deputy Director, PRI

Abheek Barua, Chief Economist HDFC Bank

Akio Isomata, Minister (Economic & Development)Embassy of Japan, India

11.00 am Special Address by N. K. Singh, Former Rajya Sabha Member and Member ICRIER Board of Governors

11:30 am Coffee Break

11.45 am Session 2: Enhancing Japanese FDI in India: Focusing on Financial Sector

Chair: Ashok Jha, Former Finance Secretary and Member ICRIER Board of Governors

Speakers:

Anup Wadhawan, Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance

Daikichi Momma, President, PRI

Tsuyoshi Yamane, General Manager of India Dept. Whole time Director of Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co., Ltd

Manoj Kaushik, Head of Corporate Banking and Structured Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking

Corporation

Taiju Hisai, Executive Officer and Regional Executive for India, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

UFJ

Takuma Hisanaga, First secretary, Embassy of Japan in India

1.15 pm Closing Remarks:

Daikichi Momma, President, PRI

Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

1:30 pm Lunch


3rd Annual Conference: Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade Relations | 2015

2015-02-02

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3rd Annual Conference
on

Enhancing India-Pakistan Trade 
Date: February 2-3, 2015 
Venue: Longchamp Hall, Hotel Taj Man Singh, New Delhi

Programme

Day 1: February 2, 2015 (Monday)

9:45- 10:00 am
Registration
10:00- 11:00 am

Inaugural Session
                                                    
Welcome remarks: Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

Book release: India-Pakistan Trade - Strengthening Economic Relations

Keynote Address: Yashwant Sinha, Former Union Minister for Finance and External Affairs

 Vote of Thanks : Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER


11:00- 11:30 am
Tea/Coffee
11:30- 1:00 pm

Session 1: India-Pakistan Trade Normalisation: Prospects and Challenges

Chair  Ishrat Husain, Dean & Director, IBA Karachi

Speakers:

  • Nisha TanejaProfessor, ICRIER [Download Presentation]
  • Muchkund DubeyPresident, Council for Social Development, New Delhi
  • Abid Qaiyum SuleriExecutive Director, SDPI, Pakistan
  • A. M. Gondane, Joint Secretary, SAARC, Ministry of External Affairs, India
  • S. A. HasnainVisiting Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation
  • S. Akbar ZaidiPolitical Economist, Karachi
  • Neelam DeoDirector, Gateway House, Mumbai
12:45-01:30 pm
Lunch
1:30- 2:45 pm

Session 2: Informal Trade: Why Does it Continue to Persist?

Chair  Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER [Download Presentation]

Speakers:

  • Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, SDPI, Pakistan
  • Manoj Pant, Professor, JNU
  • Manab Majumdar, Assistant Secretary General, FICCI
  • Bipul Chatterjee, Director, CUTS
  • Ram Upendra Das, Professor, RIS, New Delhi
2:45- 3:00 pm
Tea/Coffee
4:00- 5:30 pm

Session 3: Non-Tariff Barriers: Real and Perceived

Chair   Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist, Regional Integration, World Bank

Speakers:

  • Selim Raihan, Executive Director, South Asian Network on Economic Modelling, Dhaka [Download Presentation]
  • Majyd Aziz, Former President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry [Download Presentation]
  • I. N. Mukherjee, Former Professor, JNU
  • Muhammad Irfan Tarar, Minister Trade, Pakistan High CommissionT. S. Vishwanath, Principal Adviser, APJ-SLG Law Offices, New Delhi
  • Syed Turab Hussain, Head of Department of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences
4:15- 4:30 pmTea/Coffee
4:30- 5:45 pm

Session 4: Energy Cooperation

Chair Ijaz Nabi, Country Director, International Growth Centre,Pakistan 

Speakers:

  • Narendra Taneja, Convener BJP Energy Cell and Energy Expert and Commentator
  • Rajiv Mishra, Power Trading Corporation (PTC), New Delhi [Download Presentation]
  • Rakesh Kumar, Director (Power Systems), Solar Energy Corporation of India
  • Pradeep Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS
  • Mahendra Lama, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University [Download Presentation]
  • Nitya Nanda, Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)[Download Presentation]
  • Ijaz Nabi, Country Director, International Growth Centre, Pakistan
7:00pm

Special Address by Abdul Basit, Pakistans High Commissioner to India
Special Session: Enhancing India Pakistan Trade-Perspectives from Business

Chair  Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

Speakers:

  • Sunil Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp 
  • Syed Yawar Ali, Chairman, Nestle Pakistan Ltd.
  • Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises Ltd.
  • Sikandar Mustafa Khan, Chairman, Millat Group, Pakistan

Day 2: February 3, 2015 (Tuesday)

9:30- 11:00 am

Session 5: Transport Connectivity

Chair  Arvind Mehta, Joint Secretary, (SAARC), Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India

Speakers:

  • Manzoor Ahmad,  Managing Director, World Trade Advisors [Download Presentation]
  • Manoj Krishna Akhouri, Executive Director, Traffic Transportation, Railway Board and Director CRWC, India
  • Chander Agarwal, Executive Director, TCIL
  • Joseph George , United Nations ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office, New Delhi [Download Presentation]
  • Muhammad Anwar, Owner and CEO, Custom Syndicate, Pakistan[Download Presentation]
11:00- 11:15 pm
Tea/Coffee
11:15 12:45 pm

Session 6: Telecommunication Networks

Chair   Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Speakers:

  • V. Sridhar, Professor, IIT, Bangalore [Download Presentation]
  • Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India
  • Parvez Iftikhar, International ICT Consultant
  • Mahesh Uppal, Director, Com First (India) Pvt. Ltd.
12:45- 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00- 3:00 pm

Session 7: Visa regime: The Critical Link

Chair  Sachin Chaturvedi, Director-General, RIS

Speakers:

  • Syed Yawar Ali, Chairman, Nestle Pakistan Ltd
  • Atindra Sen, Former Director General,  Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Zubair Ahmad, Former President, Federation of Pakistan, Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), Karachi
  • Akshay Mathur, Head of Research, Gateway House, Mumbai
  • Pardeep Sehgal,  Partner, Sinochem Impex, Amritsar and Vice-President, Indian Importers Association
3:00- 3:15 pmTea/Coffee
3:15- 4:30 pm

Session 8: Role of Media

Chair  Vikram Chandra, CEO & MD, New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV)

Speakers:

  • Chandan Mitra, Editor & MD, The Pioneer
  • Salman Shah, Former Finance Minister, Pakistan
  • Najam Sethi, Editor-in-Chief, Friday Times
  • Shujaat Bukhari, Editor-in-Chief, Rising Kashmir
  • Suhasini Haidar, Strategic & Diplomatic Affairs Editor, The Hindu
  • Wamiq A. Zuberi, Editor & Chief Executive, Business Recorder
  • Ajai Shukla, Consulting Editor, Business Standard
4:30- 5:00 pmConcluding Remarks
 [Download Speakers Profiles]


Workshop on Fertilizer Subsidy and Credit Subsidy | 2015

2015-01-16

Policy Workshop on Fertilizer Subsidy and Credit Subsidy

Date: January 16, 2015 (Friday)

Timing: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Venue: Maple Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi.


Workshop on Low Carbon Pathways for Growth in India | 2015

2015-01-13

Speech by Sir David King, UK Foreign Secretary's Special Representative on Climate Change, on Accelerating the transition to a Low Carbon Economy



PROGRAMME

09.30-10.00 a.m. Registration

10.00-10.05 a.m. Introduction and Welcome Remarks: Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

10.05-10.30 a.m. Keynote speaker: Sir David King, Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change, UK

Chief Guest Address: Shri Prakash Javadekar*, Minister of Environment and Forests, India

10.30-10.45 a.m. Q &A

10.45-11.00 a.m. Tea Break

11.00-11.45 a.m. Technical session

Presentations

Cost Of Inaction On Mitigating Climate Change: A preliminary analysis for India for initiating a wider discussion by Dr. Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Research Fellow, Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Mr. Himanshu Gupta, Project Leader, India Energy Planning Tool 2052 at Planning Commission of India

11.45-12.00 noon Q & A

12.00-12.45 p.m.

Discussants

Dr. Partha Sen*, Former Professor, Delhi School of Economics

Dr. Radhika Khosla, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Dr. Shreekant Gupta*, Associate Professor, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and Adjunct Associate Professor at the LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS)

12.45-12.55 p.m. Q & A

12.55-01.00 p.m. Vote of thanks

01.00-02.00 p.m. Lunch


International Conference on Jobs for Development: Challenges and Solutions | 2014

2014-12-01

 

International Conference on

JOBS FOR DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

1-2 December 2014, Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


1st December 2014 (Monday)


10:00 hours Registration

INAUGURAL SESSION

10:30 Welcome Address  Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi
10:45
Welcome remarks by Chairperson Dr Isher Judge AhluwaliaChairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER
11:00
Opening Remarks

Dr Martin Rama, Chief Economist, The World Bank, New Delhi
11:15
Employment and Entrepreneurship for Development
Mr Manish Sabharwal , Co-Founder and Chairman, Team Lease Services, Bangalore
11:45
Thematic address Smt Gauri Kumar, Secretary, Union Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India
12:00 Inaugural address Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy (TBC) , Honble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India  
12:30
Q&A / media interaction

13:00
Lunch


SESSION 1: YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

14:00[] 
Chair:  

Mr Mark Keese, Head, Employment, Analysis and Policy Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD, Paris

Presenters:  

Prof Dr Gnther Schmid, Director, Labour Market Policy and Employment, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fr Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin

Dr Niall OHigginsAssociate Professor of Economics, University of Salerno, Italy

Prof Arup Mitra and Dr Sher Verick, Professor of Economics, Institute for Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi; and Senior Employment Specialist, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia, New Delhi

Discussant:  

Prof Alakh Narayan Sharma, Director, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi
Q&A


SESSION 2: GREEN JOBS AND SKILLS

15:45
Tea Break

16:00
Chair:  

Mr Dilip Chenoy (TBC), Managing Director & CEO, National Skills Development Corporation, New Delhi 

Presenters:  

Dr Alex Bowen, Principal Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics (LSE) 

Dr Vinod Kumar Sharma, Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai 

Dr Ritu Mathur, Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi 

Discussant:  

Mr Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, The Skills Academy; Founder, Genpact 

Q&A
17:45
High Tea


SPECIAL ADDRESS: JOB CREATION IN INDIA INTERNATIONAL LESSONS

18:00 Welcome remarks Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director  & Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi
18:15 Special address Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, New Delhi
19:00 Q & A
19:30 Dinner


2nd December 2014 (Tuesday)


SESSION 3: LABOUR MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT


09:30

Chair:  Mr. Peter BoninTeam Leader, Migration and Development, GIZ, Bonn

Documentary (5 mins) India to Germany and Back: Reflections on Skilled Labour Migration


Ms Pragya Taneja, Advisor, Migration for Development Programme, Competence in Motion Unit, GIZ, New Delhi

Presenters:  Dr Dilip Ratha (via Skype), Manager, Migration and Remittances Unit; CEO, Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration & Development (KNOMAD), Development Prospects Group, The World Bank, Washington DC


Dr Bilesha Weeraratne, Research Economist, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Colombo


Prof Binod Khadria (Via Skype), Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi


Discussant:  Dr S Irudaya Rajan, Professor, Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram


11:15 Tea Break



SESSION 4: JOB DISCRIMINATION


11:30 Chair:

Prof Zoya Hasan, Former Professor and Dean, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi

Presenters:


Prof Barbara Harriss-White
, Senior Research Fellow, Area Studies; Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, University of Oxford

Dr Piotr Lewandowski, Founder and President of the Board, Institute for Structural Research (IBS), Warsaw


Mr Benjamin Stanwix and Ms Karmen Naidoo, Senior Researcher, Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town and Researcher, Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town

Discussant:  

Dr Arup Maharatna, Former Professor, Gokhale Instiute of Politics and Economics, Pune


13:15 Lunch



SESSION 5: SOCIAL PROTECTION AND LABOUR WELFARE


14:30

Chair:

Dr Martin Rama, Chief Economist, The World Bank, New Delhi


Presenters:

Dr Albert Park, Director, Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS); Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong


Dr David A Robalino, Lead Economist, Social Protection and Labor, The World Bank, Washington DC

Prof Dev Nathan, Professor, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi; Visiting Research Fellow, Duke University, Durham


Discussant:

Mr Helmut Hauschild, Director, Indo-German Social Security Programme, GIZ, New Delhi


16:15 Tea Break


PANEL DISCUSSION: LABOUR PRACTICES IN SOUTH ASIA


16:30

Chair:

Dr Duncan Campbell, Director of Research, ILO, Geneva


Panelists:


Bhutan

Dasho Pema Wangda, Honble Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, Royal Government of Bhutan, Thimphu


Nepal

Dr Bandita Sijapati, Research Director, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Kathmandu


Afghanistan


Dr Chona Echavez, Deputy Director, Research, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), Kabul


Sri Lanka

Dr Nisha Arunatilake, Research Fellow, IPS, Colombo


India

Dr Deb Kusum Das, Reader, Department of Economics, University of Delhi; Consultant, ICRIER

Discussant

Dr Edgard Rodriguez, Senior Program Specialist (Supporting Inclusive Growth), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa



19:00 Vote of thanks  Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER


19:05 Dinner

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[] Chairs, presenters and discussants will have 15 minutes each. 30 minutes have been allocated for Q&A.


Agenda for Reforms: An ICRIER Conference | 2014

2014-09-22

Agenda for Reforms: An ICRIER Conference


Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


 September 22, 2014 (Monday)


 There is underlying need for reform to propel inclusive, sustainable and faster growth in India. Consensus is that this cannot be delayed further. Based on extensive research ICRIER has developed a reform agenda for faster and inclusive growth. The day-long Conference is being held with a view to encourage serious public discourse in crucial areas that need reform including urban challenges, agriculture, telecommunication, manufacturing, economic corridors, regional integration and foreign policy.

Programme


09:00 AM 09:30 AM:         Registration


09:30 AM 09:45 AM:         Opening Remarks by Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chair, Board of Governors, ICRIER, New Delhi


09:45 AM 10:45 AM:         Session 1: Macroeconomic Reforms


Chair: Dr. Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

Presentations:


  •  Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati,Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi
  • Mr. Abheek Barua, Consultant, ICRIER, New Delhi (15 minutes)

Commentator:


 Mr. Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative for India and Nepal, International Monetary Fund, New Delhi

Q & A


10:45 AM 11:00 PM:         Tea/Coffee

11:00 AM 01:00 PM:         Session 2: Sectoral Reforms I


 Chair: N K Singh


 Presentations:


  •  Urban Challenges in India by Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia,Chair, Board of Governors, ICRIER, New Delhi
  •  Rejuvenating Agriculture and Revamping Food Security Complex  by Prof. Ashok Gulati, Chair Professor of Agriculture, ICRIER, New Delhi (15 minutes)
  •  Next Generation Reforms for Telecoms Second Revolution by Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi
  •  Reforms for Reviving the Manufacturing Sector by Prof. Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor of Trade Policy and WTO Research Programme, ICRIER, New Delhi

  Commentators:


  • Mr. Sunil Jain, Managing Editor, The Financial Express   
  • Dr. Dev Nathan,  Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi 

  Q & A  

 01:00 PM 02:00 PM:    Lunch


02:00 PM 02:45 PM:          Session 2: Building Strategic Capacity


Chair:  Mr. Ajay Shankar, Member Secretary of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council


 Presentation: 


  •  Reforming Indias Defence Industrial Sector by Amb. H. K. Singh, Chair Professor of "ICRIER-Wadhwani Programme of Research Studies on India-US Relations & Policy Issues", ICRIER, New Delhi

  Commentators:


  •  Brig. Arun Sahgal, PhD (Retd.), Secretary General, Forum for Strategic Initiative
  •  Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal, Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India PolicyStudies

Q & A


02:45 PM 04:00PM:           Session 3: Trade and Regional Cooperation


Chair: Mr. Arvind Mehta, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India


Presentation by:


  •  A New Paradigm for Economic Integration in South Asia by Prof. Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi
  • SEZs in India: Issues and Way Forward by Prof. Arpita Mukherjee, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

Commentator:


  •  Mr. Siddharth Varadarajan, Senior Fellow, Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University, New Delhi (15 minutes)
  • Dr. Aradhna Aggarwal, Director, Policy Research Centre, Wadhwani Foundation, New Delhi

Q & A


04:00 PM 04:10 PM:          Vote of thanks by Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi

 


Conference on Governance & Development: Views from G20 Countries | 2014

2014-08-20

Programme

International Conference

Governance & Development: Views from G20 Countries

20-22 August 2014,  New Delhi

20 AUGUST, 2014 (WEDNESDAY), JACARANDA, INDIA HABITAT CENTRE

19:30Inaugural Lecture: Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former G20 Sherpa of India
20:00Welcome Dinner

21 AUGUST, 2014 (THURSDAY), JACARANDA, INDIA HABITAT CENTRE

9:30-10:00Registration
10:00-11:00Inaugural Session

Keynote Address: Arvind Mayaram, Secretary, Ministry of Finance
11:00-11:15Tea/Coffee Break
11:15-12:45Session 1: How will Quantitative Easing unravel?

Chair: Rathin Roy, Director, NIPFP

Panel:

1. Subir Gokarn, Director, Brookings India

2.Alok Sheel, Secretary, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council

   [Download Presentation]

3. Heribert Dieter, Senior Research Associate, The German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

 

Q&A

12:45-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:45Session 2: Danger Posed by Shadow Banking Systems to the Global Financial System

Chair: Barry Sterland, Australia's G20 Finance Deputy

Panel:

1. R Gandhi, Deputy Governor, RBI

2. Tokuo Iwaisako, Senior Research Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Japan; Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

   [Download Presentation]

3. Abheek Barua, Chief Economist, HDFC

   [Download Paper] [Download Presentation]

 

Q&A

15:45-16:00Tea/Coffee Break
16:00-17:30Session 3: G20 and International Tax Reform 

Chair: Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor

Panel:

1. Barry Sterland, Australia's G20 Finance Deputy

2. Satya Poddar, Tax Partner, Ernst & Young

3. Ashima Goyal, Professor, IGIDR

   [Download Presentation]

4. Arbind Modi, Joint Secretary (Tax Policy & Legislation), Ministry of Finance*

 

Q&A

19:30Dinner Reception, Magnolia, India Habitat Centre

22 AUGUST, 2014 (FRIDAY), GULMOHAR, INDIA HABITAT CENTRE

9:00-10:30Session 4: Imperatives of Raising Manufacturing Growth and Employment in Low-income Countries

Chair: Anwarul Hoda, Professor, ICRIER

Panel:

1. Ajay Shankar, Member Secretary, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council

2. Maurizio Cellini, Head of Economic and Trade Section, EU Delegation to India

3. Prema-chandra Athukorala, Professor of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

   [Download Paper] [Download Presentation]

4. Nagesh Kumar, Head, UN-ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office

   [Download Presentation]

 

Q&A

10:30-10:45Tea/Coffee Break
10:45-12:30Session 5: Implications of Innovation in Alternative Energy Sources

Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER

Panel:

1. Ramprasad Sengupta, Distinguished Fellow, IDF

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2. Nitin Pandit, Managing Director, WRI India

 

Q&A

12:30-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:30Session 6: Reforming the International Organisations (IOs): Potential Conflicts and Way Forward

Chair: Pierre Jacquet, President, Global Development Network

Panel Discussion:

1. Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative, IMF

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2. Arvind Virmani, India's Representative to IMF

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3. Denis Medvedev, Senior Country Economist, World Bank

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4. Heribert Dieter, Senior Research Associate, The German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

5. Cesar Augusto Vermiglio Bonamigo, Charg dAffaires, Embassy of Brazil

 

Q&A

15:30-15:40Closing Address: Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative
 Vote of Thanks: Rajat Kathuria, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER

Photo Session


Workshop on A Framework for Addressing Chronic Diseases in India | 2014

2014-08-01



Scoping Workshop

A FRAMEWORK FOR ADDRESSING CHRONIC DISEASES IN INDIA

31 July - 1 August 2014, India Habitat Centre (Maple), New Delhi

31 JULY 2014 (THURSDAY) INAUGURAL SESSION

5:30 pmRegistration & High Tea
6:00 pmWelcome remarks 

Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER, New Delhi
6:10 pmChronic diseases and equitable health systems

Dr Anindya Chatterjee, Regional Director (Asia), IDRC, New Delhi
6:25 pmChronic diseases and the National Health Mission (NHM) 

Mr Harsh Mander, Director, Centre for Equity Studies, New Delhi
6:40 pmChronic diseases and the role of not-for-profit PPPs 

Dr H Sudarshan, Secretary, Karuna Trust, Bangalore
6:55 pmChronic diseases and universal health coverage 

Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, Bangalore
7:10 pmQ&A
7:30 pmHealthy dinner

AUGUST 1, 2014 (FRIDAY) DISCUSSION SESSIONS

9:00 amRegistration & Tea
9:30 amPresentation of background paper 

Ms Saleema Razvi, Consultant, ICRIER
10:00 amSession 1 - Communicable and non-communicable diseases: The role of primary and preventive healthcare
11:30 amTea break
12:00 pmSession 2 - Healthcare financing: People-Public-Private1 Partnerships (PPPPs) in insurance, infrastructure and delivery
1:30 pmLunch
2:30 pmSession 3 - Integrating chronic care in government health programs
4:00 pmVote of thanks 

Mr Ali Mehdi, Project Leader, Health Policy Initiative, ICRIER


Workshop on Low Carbon Pathways for Growth in India | 2014

2014-07-25


Speech by 
UK Cabinet Minister Rt. Hon. Edward Davey 
MP Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 
Balancing Growth and Climate Change"


Workshop on
Low Carbon Pathways for Growth in India
July 25, 2014

Programme

09.30-10.00 a.m.Registration
10:00-10:05 a.m.Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

10:05-10:30 a.m.Keynote speaker

Rt. Hon. Edward Davey, MP Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom

Energy Security Pathways

Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
10.30-10.50 a.m.Panel Discussion moderated by Mr. Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor, Mint India

How will business respond to the challenge? 

Mrs. Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman India, Director HSBC Asia Pacific 

Mr. Vipul Tuli, McKinsey & Company
10.50-11.00 a.m.Q & A
11.00-11.30 a.m.Tea Break
11:30-12:30 p.m.Technical session

Dr. Navroz Dubash*, Senior Fellow, CPR

Mr. Himanshu Gupta, Project Leader, India Energy Planning Tool 2052 at Planning Commission of India
12.30-12.45 p.m.Q & A
12.45-12.50 p.m.Vote of thanks
12.50-02.00 p.m.Lunch


Conference on Balancing Growth and Environmental Sustainability | 2014

2014-06-12

Greening India's Growth


Date: June 12, 2014
Place: Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


A Joint ICRIER, Global Green Growth Institute and World Bank Conference on Balancing Growth and Environmental Sustainability
 

 

Programme

9:30 - 10:00 amRegistration and Coffee
10:00 - 10:30 amInaugural Session

Welcome Address: Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Inaugural Address: Dr. Muthukumara Mani, Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Department, World Bank
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10:30 - 11:30 amKeynote Address: Shri Jairam Ramesh
 
11:30 - 12:00 am

Coffee Break

12:00 - 1:30 amSession 1: Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability. Are there tradeoffs? Dealing with Air Pollution Issues

Moderator: Dr. Prashant Gargava, Senior Environmental Engineer & Incharge IT Division, Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi

Panelists:

Dr. Anant Sudarshan, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Ms. Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi

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Mr. Sumit Sharma, Fellow & Area Convener, Centre for Environment Studies, The Energy and Resource Institute, New Delhi
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1:30 - 2:30 pmLunch
2:30 - 3:30 pmSession 2: Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy

Moderator: Prof. Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor of Trade Policy and WTO Research Programme, ICRIER, New Delhi

Panelists: 

Dr. Atul Kumar, 
Fellow & Area Convenor, Modeling and Scenario Building, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi
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Dr. Purnamita Dasgupta, Ford Foundation Chair in Environmental and Resource Economics & Acting Head, Environment Economics Unit, The Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi
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3:30 - 3:45 pmCoffee Break
3:45 - 4:45 pmSession 3: Accounting for resources, human capital and health

Moderator: Dr. Muthukumara Mani, Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Department, World Bank

Panelists:

Dr. Saudamini Das,
 Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth (on lien from SSN College, University of Delhi)
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Mr. Souvik Bhattacharjya, Fellow, Green Growth and Resource Efficiency, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi
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4:45 - 5:45 pmSession 4: Is Green Growth Desirable, Necessary, and Affordable?

Moderator: Dr. Pronab Sen, Country Director, Ideas for Growth India-Central

Panelists:

Mr. Siddharthan Balasubramania,
 Country Head, Global Green Growth Institute, India

Dr. Joyashree Roy, Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, Coordinator, Global change programme, SYLFF Project Director, Jadavpur University, India
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Ms. Shailly Kedia, Fellow and Area Convenor, Green Growth Strategies Area, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi
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5:45 - 6:00 pmClosing remarks by Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi


Conference on Financing Metropolitan Governments in Developing Countries | 2014

2014-04-23


ICRIER's Programon Capacity Building and Knowledge Disseminationon Urbanisation in India

Conference 
on
Financing Metropolitan Governments in Developing Countries


Date: April 23, 2014
Venue: Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

In Partnership with Capacity Building for Urban Development, Ministry of Urban Development

Programme

09:00 - 09:30 amRegistration and Tea
09:30 - 11:15 amSession I: An Overview

Chair: Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia
09:30 - 09:50 amPrincipal Speaker/Author
Dr. Johannes Linn 
Nonresident Senior Fellow,Brookings Institute

Discussion on Implications for India
09:50 - 10:00 amMr. Anil Baijal
Chairman, National Institute of Urban Affairs
10:00 - 10:10 amMr. V. Ravichandar
Chairman, Feedback Business Consulting
10:10 - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 - 10:50 amComments by Chair
10:50 - 11:15 amThe Book, Cities and Public Policy: An Urban Agenda for India by
Dr. P. K. Mohanty, Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh, will be released by Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Dr. Roy Bahl and
Dr. Johannes Linn
11:15 - 11:30 amTea Break
11:30 - 01:00 pmSession II: Metropolitan Public Finances

Chair
: Dr. P. K. Mohanty
11:30 - 11:50 amPrincipal Speaker/Author: 
Dr. Abhay Pethe
Professor of Economics, Mumbai University 

Discussion on Implications for India
11:50 - 12:00 pmMr. U. P. S. Madan
Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
12:00 - 12:10 pmDr. Rathin Roy
Director, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy
12:10 - 12:20 pmMr. Anand Sahasranaman 
Board Member, IFMR Foundation
12:20 - 12:50 pmDiscussion
12:50 - 01:00 pmComments by Chair
01:00 - 02:00 pmLunch
02:00 - 03:30 pmSession III: Empowering Decentralisation

Chair
: Dr. Rajat Kathuria
02:00 - 02:20 pmPrincipal Speaker/Author
Dr. Roy Bahl 
Regents Professor of Economics, Georgia State University

Discussion on Implications for India
02:20 - 02:30 pmMr. Sitaram Kunte
Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
02:30 - 02:40 pmMr. U. A. Vasanth Rao
GM Finance, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, Bangalore
02:40 - 02:50 pmDr. Satya Poddar
Senior Tax Partner, Ernst & Young
02:50 - 03:20 pmDiscussion
03:20 - 03:30 pmComments by Chair
03:30 - 03:45 pmTea
03:45 - 05:15 pmSession IV: Financing of Public Infrastructure 

Chair
: Prof. Chetan Vaidya
03:45 - 04:05 pmPrincipal Speaker/Author
Dr. Johannes Linn
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute

Discussion on Implications for India
04:05 - 04:15 pmMr. Barjor Mehta
Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank
04:15 - 04:25 pmDr. Rajiv Lall 
Executive Chairman, IDFC
04:25 - 04:35 pmMr. Sanjay Sridhar
Strategy Head (Urban Development and Accessibility)
EMBARQ India
04:35 - 05:05 pmDiscussion
05:05 - 05:15 pmComments by Chair & Vote of Thanks


Workshop on New Climate Economy: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate | 2014

2014-04-14


Workshop 
on
New Climate Economy: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Venue: 
Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
 

Programme

Day 1: April 14, 2014 (Monday)

09:45 - 10:00 amRegistration
10:00 - 11:00 amInaugural Session

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is a major new international initiative to analyse and communicate the economic benefits and costs of acting on climate change. The New Climate Economy, the flagship project of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, aims to produce better and more comprehensive evidence on whether and how climate policy can be made compatible with strong economic performance. Engaging directly with decision makers in both public and private sectors in a variety of countries, it will seek to synthesize existing knowledge with original research and analysis. The project was launched in September 2013 and will report in September 2014. It aims to make recommendations to the world's governments, business and finance leaders, and to the wider global public, on the actions and policies which can simultaneously deliver better economic growth and address climate risks.

Welcome Remarks by Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi

Keynote Address by Lord Nicholas Stern, President of the British Academy, Chair of the Asia Academy in the London School of Economics (LSE), Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate and the Environment, LSE, Head of the India Observatory, LSE
11:00 - 11:30 amTea/Coffee
11:30 - 1:00 pmSession 1: Macro Models for Climate Change

Transition to a low carbon economy is seen as a challenge for India, as it seeks to balance its developmental needs with concerns for climate change. In this context, it is of primary concern for policy makers to understand the options available to move to a low carbon growth path, and what these imply in terms of macroeconomic welfare indicators for the economy. Available macro models seek to map the alternative options for a low carbon trajectory and their corresponding costs for the economy. This study proposes to conduct an analytical synthesis of the major trends and findings for India from climate macro models, based on the currently available literature. The strengths and weaknesses of the models in terms of the data and assumptions underlying model projections; the overlaps in the multiple objectives for sustainable development that the models address; the risks and trade-offs among model scenarios based on varying levels of carbon emissions, will be considered while understanding the projections on macro parameters such as GDP growth and, the implied costs of lowering carbon emissions or in meeting targets for carbon intensity.

Chair: Prof. B. N. Goldar, Professor, The Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi

Presentation by
  • Dr. Purnamita Dasgupta, Ford Foundation Chair in Environmental and Resource Economics & Acting Head, Environment Economics Unit, The Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi (30 minutes)
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Comments by:
  • Lord Nicholas Stern, President of the British Academy, Chair of the Asia Academy in the London School of Economics (LSE), Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate and the Environment, LSE, Head of the India Observatory, LSE (15 minutes)
  • Dr. Sanjib Pohit, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi (15 minutes)
  • Dr. Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Research Fellow at Council on Energy, Environment and Water,
    New Delhi (15 minutes)

Q & A (10 minutes)

1:00 - 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 - 3:30 pmSession 2: Critical Evaluation of 12th Plan from Climatic point of view

'Faster, More Inclusive, Sustainable Growth': this is the title of the draft Approach Paper for the 12th Five Year Plan, prepared by India's Planning Commission. The 11th Plan was about "inclusive growth"; now, sustainability has been added. The Approach Paper contains a number of progressive recommendations regarding environment, natural resources and related livelihoods issues, indeed more than previous Plan papers, but it suffers from several of the fundamental shortcomings that its predecessors have. Some of them are having a concrete target of creating a set of indicators to measure whether we are getting towards the sustainability and equity goals we have committed to domestically or internationally, including citizens' right to participate in decision-making, integrate green budgeting and accounting, water and food security. The plans also need to set out an overall target of renewable energy and a long-term direction that replaces most of all fossil fuels, as also a stress on decentralized sources that can efficiently meet rural energy needs and be managed by local communities. This study will critically evaluate India's 12th five year plan from a climate perspective. 

ChairDr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, New Delhi 

Presentation by:
  • Dr. Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), New Delhi (30 Minutes)
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Comments by:
  • Mr. Nicholas Bianco, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute (30 minutes)
Q & A (30 minutes)
3:30 - 4:00 pmTea/Coffee
4:00 - 5:30 pmSession 3: Energy Demand Management: Green Growth Strategies for India 

Effective delivery of energy inputs necessary to drive economic growth while simultaneously reducing carbon intensity of the energy mix is the central challenge to actualizing a low carbon growth trajectory in India. While shifts in energy supply away from carbon intensive fossil fuel generation will be an essential part of long run climate policy, in the short and medium term, demand side management is likely to play a critical role. This study will focus on producing a strategy document on energy demand management with the aim of identifying high potential policy interventions in the three focus areas discussed here. In addition it will attempt to quantify the benefits of demand management in these sectors using a combination of empirical evidence from initiatives tried in the past at the state and national level and outputs from a detailed energy systems model for India.

ChairProf. Ramprasad Sengupta, Distinguished Fellow, India Development Foundation (IDF), Gurgaon & Honorary Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi (Formerly Professor of Economics holding the Sukhamoy Chakravarty Chair Professor of Planning and Development at the JNU, New Delhi

Presentation by:
  • Dr. Anant Sudarshan, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government (30 minutes)
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Comments by:
  • Dr. Siddarthan Balasubramania, Country Head-India at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) (15 minutes)
  • Prof. Thomas C. Heller, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative (15 minutes)
Q & A (25 minutes)

Day 2: April 15, 2014 (Tuesday)

9:30 - 11:00 amSession 4: Low Carbon Strategies for India in Agriculture and Forestry 

In the climate change debate, while rejecting legally binding commitments India has declared its readiness to cut carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 20-25 per cent from the 2005 levels by 2020. The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) stresses the overriding importance in India's development agenda of rapid economic growth as an essential precondition to poverty eradication and improved standards of living'. In the light of this, the approach adopted is that instead of designing strategies exclusively to respond to climate change, strategies would be identified and prioritised that promote development goals while also serving specific climate change objectives. Policy makers are looking for measures that promote development while at the same time yielding co-benefits related to the climate change objectives of adaptation and mitigation. This study proposes to review, consolidate and evaluate all the action programmes and ideas pertaining to mitigation in the context of climate change in agriculture and forestry in India and present a brief report of about 8,000 words.

ChairProf. Ashok Gulati, Chair Professor Agriculture, ICRIER, New Delhi

Presentation by:
  • Prof. Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor of Trade Policy and WTO Research Programme, ICRIER, New Delhi (30 Minutes)
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Comments by:
  • Dr. Bharat R. Sharma, Principal Researcher (Water Resources) & Coordinator IWMI India Program, New Delhi (15 minutes)
  • Dr. Chris Delgado, Sr. Fellow, World Resources Institute, Washington (15 minutes)
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Q & A (25 minutes)

11:00 - 11:30 pmTea/Coffee
11:30 - 01:00 pmSession 5: Strategic Framework for Cities - Linking Economic Performance and Climate Performance 

India is at the cusp of a major urban transition. 75 percent of India's GDP is expected to come from cities over the upcoming 12th to 15th Plan periods. By 2030, 70 percent of all net new jobs are expected to come from cities. India's national competitiveness depends on the competitiveness of its cities and the sustainability of its urban process. This study will review the international and Indian literature to summarize the strategic link between the economic performance of cities and their climate performance/outcomes. The assessment would include public, private and institutional action at multiple scales. This study will provide a review of the Indian case summarizing the drivers of spatial dynamics in India's fastest growing million plus cities: particularly in sectors such as spatial structure, industrial clustering and organization, transportation, water, institutions and governance and urban energy systems. It would identify urban policies and programs at the national, state and local levels directed towards any or all of the above sectoral categories, and document budget allocations, investments made, intended benefits, and where possible assessments of realization of any explicit or implicit benefits via alternative/green growth models or losses averted.

ChairDr. Om Prakash Mathur, IDFC Chair in Urban Economics and Finance at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi

Presentation by
Comments by:
  • Mr. G. K. Bhat, Managing Director, TARU Leading Edge Private Limited (15 minutes)
  • Dr. Nitin Pandit, Managing Director, WRI India, Mumbai (15 minutes)
Q & A (25 minutes)
01:00 - 1:40 pmOverview of the NCE's Work and vote of thanks by Mr. Ian de Cruz, Research Director, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, The New Climate Economy and Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi 
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 Lunch


Workshop on Using World Input-Output Database (WIOD) and Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) Databases using TradeSift Software | 2014

2014-04-04

Workshop:Using World Input-Output Database (WIOD) and Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) Databases using TradeSift Software
Place:New Delhi


Workshop on Global Value Chains and Trade in Value Added in India: Concepts, Measurement, Data and Research | 2014

2014-04-03

 Workshop 
on
Global Value Chains and Trade in Value Added in India: Concepts, Measurement, Data and Initial Research Results

Date: 
April 3-4, 2014
Venue: 
Maple Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110 003
 

Programme

April 3, 2014: Key Issues

09.30 amSession 1: About the project
Dr. Saon Ray (ICRIER) & Dr. Michael Gasiorek (InterAnalysis Ltd. and University of Sussex)
09.45 amSession 2: Introduction to trade in Value added: What it is, how does this data differ from traditional trade data; what sort of data is available. 
Dr. Michael Gasiorek
10.30 amTea break
11.00 amSession 3: ICRIER's work on value chains and the results of pilot sectoral studies 
Dr. Saon Ray and Team
12.00 noonSession 4: Barriers to GVC activity: results from recent research 
Dr. Javier Lopez Gonzalez (Development Division, OECD Secretariat) By Video Link
13.00 pmLunch break
14.00 pmSession 5: Presentation of key results from the World Input Output Database on India's engagement in value chains
Dr. Michael Gasiorek
15.00 pmTea break
15.30 pmSession 6: Panel Discussion 
Saon Ray, Michael Gasiorek, Pranav Kumar (CII), Abhijit Das (WTO Centre, IIFT) and Dev Nathan (IHD and Duke University)
16.30 pmClose

Using WIOD and TiVA Databases using TradeSift Software
Date: April 4, 2014
Venue: ICRIER Conference Room, Core-6A, 4th Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003

Programme

09.00 amSession 1: Concepts and terminology
Dr. Michael Gasiorek (InterAnalysis Ltd. and University of Sussex)
10.00 amSession 2: Using TiVA data
Dr. Michael Gasiorek (InterAnalysis Ltd. and University of Sussex)
11.00 amTea break
11.30 amSession 3: Technical session on doing calculations using the WIOD data 
Mr. Maximiliano Medez Parra, ITEAS Ltd. and CARIS, University of Sussex (by video link)
12.30 pmLunch break
13.30 pmSession 4: Using data in Trade Sift 
Mr. Maximiliano Medez Parra, ITEAS Ltd. and CARIS, University of Sussex (by video link)
14.30 pmSession 5: Exercises/projects (tea ad lib)
17.00 pmClose


Workshop on Drug Regulatory Reforms in India | 2014

2014-03-31

 Workshop 
on
"Drug Regulatory Reforms in India"

Date: 
March 31, 2014
Venue: 
Le Meridien Hotel (Hall 2010-2020), New Delhi

Workshop Programme

10:00 amRegistration, tea & coffee
10:15 amWelcome remarks by Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER
10:25 amInaugural address by Mr Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission
10:45 amBackground paper presentation
11:00 amDiscussion 1 - Drug safety
(Moderator: Dr Sakthivel Selvaraj, Senior Public Health Specialist, PHFI)
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmDiscussion 2 - Good manufacturing practices and surveillance
(Moderator: Dr B R Jagashetty, Former Drug Controller, Govt. of Karnataka)
3:00 pmTea & coffee break
3:15 pmDiscussion 3 - Clinical trials and new drug approvals
(Moderator: Dr. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Research Director, IDF)
4:45 pmTea & coffee break
5:00 pmDiscussion 4 - Other relevant issues
(Moderator: Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce,
Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)
6:30 pmVote of thanks by Dr Rajat Kathuria


International Conference on Telecommunications -"Indian Telecoms Last Mile: So Near Yet So Far" | 2014

2014-03-07

15th annual neemrana conference

 International Conference on Telecommunications
Indian Telecoms Last Mile: So Near Yet So Far

Friday, 7th March, 2014
Maharani, The Claridges, New Delhi
 

Programme

09:30 am - 10:00 amRegistration and Tea/ Coffee
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Inaugural Session

The Indian Telecom industry is worth 52 billion USD and provides employment to 2.8 million individuals. It is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world and contributes to 3% of India's GDP. Although its domestic and global significance is immutable, in recent times, the sector has been marred by corruption scandals and policy flip-flops that have affected its growth. The Indian Telecom sector has now reached a stage where it can either remain a victim of the past or look ahead to a new and invigorating digital age. This sentiment is captured by Keynes who states, "the difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones which ramifyinto every corner of our minds." ICRIER's International Conference on Telecommunications aims to fashion a constructive policy discourse focusing on securing a buoyant future for Indian telecommunications. 

Indian telecom needs to start a second innings- the sector's track record in the immediate past is not as promising as it was when the telecom revolution started in 2003-04. We have lost ground to other countries. When there are many other economic challenges to address, it might not seem a pressing need to refresh the policy environment for telecommunications, or to develop a wider vision for the sector. But this is absolutely essential to sustain the progress towards world-class telecommunication services that India and its citizens deserve and need to succeed in the future global marketplace, and to ensure that the benefits of economic growth are more widely shared within India. The debate needs to start again today. India must look at international best practices for spectrum and trading and adapt these to its local context. 



Introduction to Conference and Session Chair: 
Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER


Inaugural Address: Sam Pitroda, Advisor to Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovation

11:00 am - 11:30 amTea/ Coffee break
11:30 am - 01:00 pm

Session 1: Spectrum Trading, Auctions and Scarcity

With rising demand for technology-enabled services and data transfer, spectrum usage has grown dramatically. Allegedly because it is deemed to be a finite resource, spectrum is under strain from this growing demand. Indeed the conventional approach has been to treat spectrum as a finite resource, although an emerging and alternative school of thought regards spectrum as an infinite resource and blames vested interests for perpetuating artificial scarcity. In India and in most parts, the convention has been to assign spectrum using auctions with varying degree of success. India's 3G spectrum auction proceeds touched unprecedented levels in 2010; however low participation rates for the 2G auction in 2012 revealed the need to further examine auction design, including the high reserve price preferred by policy makers. While a delicate balance must be struck between ensuring transparency in resource allocation and revenue generation, a disproportionate focus on reserve price is somewhat misplaced. For instance, in the recent auctions, revenue generation from 3G and 2G bids were USD 10 billion and USD1.4 billion, respectively; the difference surely cannot be bridged by resorting to a high reserve price. 

The associated issue of spectrum trading in the secondary market has also attracted debate. While spectrum trading may create more flexibility in the market, it is not risk-free and necessitates stronger regulatory oversight. Lessons from other countries that have permitted spectrum trading will be invaluable to our efforts of creating an enabling environment that rewards efficiency. 

Chair: 

Abhijit Banerji, Associate Professor, Delhi School of Economics

Panel:

Arunava Sen, Professor, Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute. 
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Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular Limited
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Parag Kar, Vice President Government Affairs, India and South Asia at Qualcomm 
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01:00 pm - 02:00 pmLunch
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Session 2: Regulatory and Institutional Framework

The Indian Telecom sector requires a review of its institutional structure and regulatory framework in order to create a stable policy environment. The sector progressed rapidly during the mid-2000s with effective reform and liberalization, but now faces policy blockades, damaging institutional conflict and therefore a more challenging operating environment. This has deterred foreign investors and local operators are finding it difficult to plan due to uncertainty. India therefore needs to set out a stable policy framework to attract long-term investment in telecommunications. That requires a stable licensing structure, consistent policy decisions and a predictable framework for regulatory intervention. The recent history of Indian telecommunications has been one of frequent shifts in policies, regulations and taxation that creates disruption and uncertainty for investors. This policy approach is risky in the context of the current global economic environment and with capital so scarce. Opportunistic sector policies will attract opportunistic short term investors and arbitrageurs. The time is opportune to address issues such as license extension terms, spectrum availability and allocations, and criteria for mergers and acquisitions. We must determine what sort of industry it desires and set its policy framework accordingly. The discussion in this session will have policy implications that extend beyond the telecommunications sector. 

Chair

Geeta Gouri, Member, Competition Commission of India 

Panel:

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Research Director, India Development Foundation and Director, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University.

Erik Whitlock, Principal Associate, Nathan Associates
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Rohan Samarajiva, Founding Chair LIRNE asia

03:30 pm - 04:00 pmTea/Coffee Break
04:00 pm - 05:45 pm

Session 3: Innovation, Service Delivery and Impacts

Innovation has been a force for positive change in the Indian telecom sector. It has significant spill-over effects and can help reduce the rural-urban digital divide. The challenge for India is to ensure that it progresses towards becoming a trendsetter in telecom innovation rather than lagging behind. India is the world's second largest telecom network-and scale matters for innovation. Innovation can also help address issues of domestic service delivery. Telecoms currently provide more than 950 million points of connectivity in India, through which information flows. Citizens with access to telecommunications can tap into the economic growth opportunities much more easily than those who are unconnected. Several models of inclusion now have telecom as an integral part of the delivery value chain. The lack of conventional transportation and financial infrastructure warrants the need to develop and support alternative delivery modes. 

There is a growing body of careful empirical economic research supporting the positive impact of mobile telecommunications on economic growth. Econometric based research has established a causal relationship between higher telecom penetration in a country and higher national economic growth to different regions within the same country. In India the growth dividend has been estimated to be as high as 1.5% for every 10% increase in the penetration rate. The App Economy is a new layer in a growing list of IT applications that have enormous economic and social impacts. Indeed, mobile applications now make phones immensely powerful as portals to the online world. A new wave of "apps," or smartphone applications, and "mashups" of services, driven by high-speed networks, social networking, online crowdsourcing, and innovation, is helping mobile phones transform the lives of people in developed and developing countries alike. For the US, Tech Net's 2012 report states that "the app economy is responsible for roughly 517,000 jobs in the United States, up from zero in 2007". Most businesses based around mobile app technology are at an early stage of development, but may hold enormous employment and economic potential, similar to that of the software industry in the 1980s and 1990s. The discussion in this session will focus on ways to realise the potential of innovation for inclusion, delivery and greater impacts, among other things. 


Chair:

Ravi Shankar, Chairman, Universal Service Obligation Fund 

Panel: 
Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
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Anupam Khanna, Chief Economist and Director General, NASSCOM 
[Download Presentation]

Anu Madgavkar, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
[Download Presentation]

06:00 pm - 07:00 pmConcluding Session: The Way Forward

An Entrepreneur's Vision for the Future:
Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rediff.com
[Download Presentation]

Valedictory Address: 
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission 

Vote of Thanks: 
Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER


2nd Annual Conference on Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade January 21 - 22, 2014 | 2014

2014-01-22

2nd annual conference

 2nd Annual Conference
on
Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade
 

Date: January 21-22, 2014 
Venue: Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

 

Programme

Day 1: January 21, 2014 (Tuesday)

9:45- 10:00 amRegistration
10:00- 11:00 amInaugural Session

Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria (Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi) 

Keynote Address by G. K. Chadha (President, South Asian University and former Vice-chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Release of Report on the 1st Trade Perception Survey and Special Address by Chief Guest Rajeev Kher (Special Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India)
 
11:00- 11:30 amTea/Coffee
11:30- 1:00 pmSession 1: Enhancing Trade in Goods

Chair: Abid Suleri (Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan) 

Presentations by: 
Comments by:
  • Manzoor Ahmad (Regional Trade Advisor, USAID Pakistan) 
     
  • Zubair Ahmed Malik (President, The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Pakistan) 
     
  • Sanjib Pohit (Senior Principal Scientist, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi) Deb Kusum Das (Associate Professor, Ramjas College, University of Delhi)
1:00- 2:00 pmSpecial Address by Ishrat Husain (Dean & Director, IBA and Former Governor, State Bank of Pakistan)
 Lunch
2:00- 3:30 pmSession 2: Trade in Automobile Industry

Chair: Suhail P. Ahmed (Vice Chairman, House of Habib, Pakistan and Founder Chairman, Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers)

Presentations by:
  • Vaqar Ahmed (Deputy Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan) 
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  • T. S. Vishwanath (Principal Advisor, APJ-SLG Law Offices, New Delhi) 
     
  • Biswajit Nag (Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi) 
    [Download Presentation]
Comments by:
  • Sanjay Kathuria (Lead Economist, Regional Trade Integration, World Bank, Washington DC) 
     
  • Meenu Tewari (HUDCO Chair Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi) 
     
  • Saikat Sinha Roy (Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
 Discussion
3:30- 4:00 pmTea/Coffee
4:00- 5:30 pmSession 3: Trade in Agriculture 

Chair: Ashok Gulati (Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices, New Delhi) 

Presentations by:
  • Anwarul Hoda (Chair Professor, Trade Policy and WTO Research Programme, ICRIER, New Delhi) 
     
  • Usman Khan (Faculty, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
    [Download Presentation] 
     
  • Ramesh Chand (Director. National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi) 
    [Download Presentation]
Comments by:
  • Naeem Anwar (Minister-Trade, Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi)
     
  • Syed Yawar Ali (Chairman, Nestle Pakistan Ltd. and Member, Pakistan Business Council)
     
  • Tariq Bucha (President, Farmers Association, Pakistan)
     
  • Simrit Kaur (Professor of Public Policy, Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi)

Day 2: January 22, 2014 (Wednesday)

9:30- 11:00 amSession 4: Trade in the Pharmaceutical Sector 

Chair: B. N. Goldar (Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi) 

Presentations by:Comments by:
  • Aradhna Agarwal (Policy Director, Wadhwani Foundation, New Delhi) 
     
  • Aparna Sawhney (Associate Professor, Centre for International Trade and Development, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
11:00- 11:15 pmTea/Coffee
11.00 am - 12.30 pmSession 5: Barriers to Trade 

Chair: S. D. Muni (Senior Visiting Scholar, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi) 

Presentations by:
  • I. N. Mukherji (Former Professor of South Asian studies, JNU and Consultant, UN ESCAP, New Delhi) 
    [Download Presentation] 
     
  • Huma Amir (Chairperson and Asst. Professor, Department of Marketing Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan) 
    [Download Presentation] 
     
  • Ather Elahi (Assistant Professor & Research Fellow, Centre for Business and Economics Research, Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan) 
    [Download Presentation] 
     
  • Rahul Mediratta (PhD Candidate, Northwestern University)
Comments by:
  • Ram Upendra Das (Senior Fellow, Research and Information for Developing Countries, New Delhi) 
     
  • Pardeep Sehgal (Partner, Sinochem Impex, Amritsar)
12:45- 1:30 pmSpecial Address by Sharat Sabharwal (former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan)
1:30- 2:00 pmLunch
2.00 - 3:00 pmSession 6: Trade in Energy 

Chair: Zafar Mahmood (Chairman, Punjab Public Service Commission and Former Commerce Secretary, Government of Pakistan) 

Presentations by:
  • Salman Zaheer (Program Director, Regional Integration, World Bank) 
    [Download Presentation] 
     
  • Nitya Nanda (Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi) 
    [Download Presentation] 
     
  • Arif Alauddin (MD,National Energy Conservation Centre, Pakistan)
Comments by:
  • Rakesh Kumar (Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India) 
     
  • Prabir De (Senior Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi) 
     
  • Saon Ray (Senior Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi)
3:00- 3:15 pmTea/Coffee
3:15- 4:30 pmPanel Discussion on India-Pakistan Trade: The Way Forward 

Chair: Manoj Pant (Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) 

Speakers:
  • Aqdas Kazmi (Former Joint Chief Economist, Planning Commission, Pakistan) 
     
  • Nagesh Kumar (Director, UN-ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office and Chief Economist, UN-ESCAP, New Delhi) 
     
  • Ijaz Nabi (Country Director, International Growth Centre, Pakistan) 
     
  • E. Sridharan (Academic Director, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India, New Delhi) 
     
  • Nisha Taneja (Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi)
4:30- 5:00 pmValedictory Address by Sujatha Singh (Foreign Secretary, India) 

Vote of thanks: Rajat Kathuria (Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi)
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Conference on the occasion of the launch of "Urbanisation in India: Challenges and the Way Forward" | 2014

2014-01-21

2nd annual conference

 Conference 
on
the occasion of the launch of 
"Urbanisation in India: Challenges and the Way Forward"


Date: January 21, 2014 
Venue: Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

 

Programme

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

09:30 - 10:00 a.m.Registration and Tea
10:00- 11:30 amInaugural Session
10:00- 10:15 amChair: Ravi Kanbur
T. H. Lee
 (Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics Professor of Economics, Cornell University)
10:15- 11:00 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
11:00- 11:15 amKeynote Address:
Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission)

Comments by Chair
11:15- 11:30 amTea
11:30- 1:00 pmSession 1: Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Sustainability

Chair: Isher Judge Ahluwalia (Chairperson, ICRIER )
11:30- 12:00 pmA Global Perspective

Principal Speaker : Alain Bertaud 
Senior Research Scholar, Stern Urbanization Project, New York University)
12:00- 12:30 pmComments by Authors (P K Mohanty, Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Montek Singh Ahluwalia)
12:30- 1:00 pmDiscussion
1:00- 2:00 pmLunch
2:00- 4:00 pmSession 2: Finance and Governance

Chair: P. K. Mohanty (Chief Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh)
2:00- 2:30 pmA Global Perspective

Principal Speaker: Paul Smoke (Professor and Director of International Programmes, New York University)
2:30- 3:00 pmComments by Authors (Jessica Seddon, Anand Sahasranaman / Vikram Kapoor, P K Mohanty)
3:00- 3:30 pmDiscussion
3:30- 4:00 pmTea
4:00- 5:30 amSession 3: Inclusion and Governance

Chair: Samuel Paul (Chairperson, Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Bangalore)
4:00- 4:35 pmA Global Perspective

Principal Speaker: Anuradha Joshi (Team Leader, Governance and Public Policy Programme Institute of Development Studies, Sussex)
4:35- 5:00 pmComments by Authors (Bimal Patel, V K Phatak, Samuel Paul)
5:00- 5:25 pmDiscussion
5:25- 5:30 pmVote of thanks
 
The book will be released by Shri Kamal Nath, Minister for Urban Development, Government of India, at a function from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Conference on 15th Annual Neemrana Conference | 2013

2013-12-15

15th annual neemrana conference

 15th Annual ICRIER-NBER-NCAER Conference 

 Neemrana

 December 13-15, 2013

 Draft Program
 

Day 1: Friday, December 13, 2013
11.30 amInteraction with Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India followed by lunch at 32, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
3.00 pm:Departure for Neemrana
6.30 pm - 7.30 pmInaugural Session: India and the World Economy

Chair: N. K. Singh, Member of Parliament 

Speakers:
  • Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India
  • Anne O. Krueger, Professor, John Hopkins University
  • Gita Gopinath, Professor, Harvard University
7.30 pmKathak Dance Performance followed by Dinner Reception
Day 2: Saturday, December 14, 2013
9.30 am - 10.30 amSession1: Direct Benefit Transfers

Chair: Pramod Bhasin, Vice Chairman and former President and CEO, Genpact

Speakers:
  • Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, UIDAI
  • Karthik Muralidharan, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
10.30 amCoffee Break
11.00 am - 12.30 pmSession 2: Liquidity and Recession

Chair: Subir Gokarn, Director of Research, Brookings India 

Speakers:
  • Oliver D. Hart, Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER
  • Atif Mian, Professor of Economics and Public Policy,Department of Economics and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
12.30 pmLunch
1.30 pm - 2.45 pmSession 3: Gains from Trade

Chair: Shekhar Shah, Director General, NCAER

Speakers:
  • Arpita Mukherjee, Professor, ICRIER
  • Anwarul Hoda, Professor, ICRIER
  • Arnaud Costinot, Pentti J.K. Kourri Associate Professor, Department of Economics, MIT
  • Shang-Jin Wei, Professor of Finance and Economics, Professor of International Affairs, and N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia University
2.45 pmCoffee Break
3.00 pm - 4.15 pmSession 4: Institutions, Manufacturing, Trade and Growth 

Chair: Rana Hasan, Principal Economist, India Resident Mission of ADB

Speakers:
  • Romain Wacziarg, Professor of Economics, UCLA
  • Nathan Nunn, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Radhicka Kapoor, Consultant, ICRIER
  • Chetan Ghate, Associate Professor, Indian Statistical Institute
4.15 pmCoffee Break
4.30 pm - 5.30 pmSession 5: Urbanization, Competitiveness and Sustainability

Chair: Rajiv Lall, Executive Chairman, IDFC Ltd.

Speakers:
  • Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
  • Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs
7.30 pmRajasthani Dance Performance followed by Dinner Reception
Day 3: Sunday, December 15, 2013
10.30 am - 11.30 amSession 6: Social Policy in the U.S. and India 

Chair: Ashwini Deshpande, Professor, Delhi School of Economics 

Speakers:
  • Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
  • Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy University of Chicago
  • Bruce Weinberg, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Ohio State University
  • Tarun Jain, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Indian School of Business
 
11.30 am - 1.00 pmSession 7: Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness

Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Speakers:
  • Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
  • Jaivir Singh, Associate Professor, JNU
1:00 pm
Lunch
2.00 pm - 4.00 pmPanel Discussion: Youth, Democracy and Development 

Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER 

Speakers:
  • Anne Krueger, Professor, John Hopkins University
  • B. J. Panda, Member of Parliament
  • T. N. Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard Ltd
  • Surjit Bhalla, Chairman, Oxys Investments
  • Karthik Muralidharan, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
5.30 pm:Departure for Delhi


Workshop on Indian buffer stocking policies | 2013

2013-10-25

Buffer Stocks in India- Concepts and Issues

Date: Friday, 25 October, 2013
Venue: ICRIER, Conference Room
 

Programme

10:00 - 10:10 amOpening Remarks

Prof. Anwarul HodaSupervisor, ICRIER-ZEF Project Senior Professor, ICRIER

10:10 - 10:30 amThe Concept of Buffer Stocks in India-History and Critique 

Ms. Shweta Saini
Consultant, ICRIER-ZEF Project
10:30 - 10:50 amIndian Buffer Stocking policy in wake of NFSB

Dr. Ashok GulatiChairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India
10:50 - 11:15 am

Q and A

11:15 - 11:45 amTea/Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:15 pmBuffer Stocking Policies- Implications for the Food System in India 

Ms. Marta KozickaResearch scholar, Project: Volatility in Commodity Markets, Trade Policy and the Poor, ZEF Bonn- Germany
12:15 - 12:30 pmHow strong do global commodity prices influence domestic food prices? A global price transmission analysis


Dr. Matthias Kalkuhl, Project Coordinator, Project: Volatility in Commodity Markets, Trade Policy and the Poor, ZEF Senior Researcher, ZEF Bonn- Germany

12:30 - 1:00 pmQ and A
1:00 pmLunch


12th India-Korea Dialogue on Forty Years of India-Korea Diplomatic Relations and Roadmap for a More Intensified Partnership | 2013

2013-10-25

October 24, 2013 (Thursday)

9.00 AM:Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Co-Chair, India-Korea Dialogue and Director & CE, ICRIER

Welcome Remarks by Choong Yong Ahn, Co-Chair, Korea-India Dialogue and Foreign Investment Ombudsman, Korea
9.20 AM:Keynote Address by Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India
9.40 AM:

Keynote Address by Sung-Joo Han, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea

10.00 AM:Congratulatory Remarks by Joon-Gyu Lee, Ambassador of Korea to India 

Congratulatory Remarks by Vishnu Prakash,Ambassador of India to Korea

Guest Remarks by Rajive Kaul, Past President, Confederation of Indian Industry and Chairman, Nicco Corporation Limited
10.30 AM:Vote of Thanks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER
10.35 AM:Coffee Break
10.50 AM:Session 1

International Security - The View from Seoul and New Delhi


Chair - S. D. Muni, Senior Visiting Scholar, IDSA and Editor, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal 

Speakers:
  • H. K. Singh, Chair Professor, ICRIER-Wadhwani Programme of Research Studies on India-US Relations & Policy Issues 
    [Download Presentation]
  • Sung-Han Kim, Professor of Korea University and Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea
    [Download Paper]
Discussants:
  • Sung-Joo Han, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea
  • Skand R. Tayal, IFS (Retd.) and Visiting Professor, Dept. of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi
  • Sanjana Joshi, Senior Consultant, ICRIER
12.30 PM:Special Address by Jin Park, Executive President of Asia Future Institute and Former Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the National Assembly. 
[Download Special Address]


The session will be chaired by Sung-Han Kim, Professor, Korea University and Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea   
1.15 PM:Lunch
2.00 PM:Session 2

Recent Economic Trends in Korea and India

Chair - Ajay Shankar, Member Secretary, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council

Speakers:
Discussants:
  • Wook Chae, Professor, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER
  • Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor, Mint
3.15 PM:Coffee Break
3.30 PM:Session 3

Domestic Political Trends in India and Korea 

Chair - Sung-Joo Han, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea

Speakers:
  • Byung-Joon Ahn, Visiting Professor of International Relations, KDI School of Public Policy & Management 
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  • TCA Srinivasa Raghavan, Consulting Editor, Business Standard and The Hindu (Tamil)
Discussants:
  • Jin Park, Executive President of Asia Future Institute and former Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the National Assembly
  • Neera Chandhoke, National Fellow ICSSR and former Professor of Political Science, Delhi University
  • Sandip Kumar Mishra, Assistant Professor, Dept. of East Asian Studies, Delhi University
7.00 PM:Special Address by S. R. Rao, Commerce Secretary, Govt. of India. The session will be chaired by Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
8.00 PM:Dinner Reception

October 25, 2013 (Friday)

9.00 AM:Session 4

Bridging the Socio-Cultural Distance between India and Korea 

Chair - Jin Park, Executive President of Asia Future Institute and Former Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the National Assembly 

Speakers:
Discussants:
  • Changho Kwag, Managing Director, POSCO Research Institute
  • Sudhir T. Devare, IFS (Retd.) and former Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs
10.30 AM:Coffee Break
10.45 AM:Session 5

Enhancing India-Korea Trade 

Chair - Pronab Sen, Country Director, International Growth Centre 

Speakers:
  • Wook Chae, Professor, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea 
    [Download Presentation]
  • Ram Upendra Das, Senior Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries
Discussants:
  • Choong Yong Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Chung-Ang University and Foreign Investment Ombudsman, Korea
  • Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER
  • Manoj Pant, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
12.00 PM:Session 6

Galvanizing India-Korea Investment Relations and Joint R&D

Chair - A. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI

Speakers:
Discussants:
  • Choong Yong Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Chung-Ang University and Foreign Investment Ombudsman, Korea
  • Anupam Khanna, Chief Economist & Director General, NASSCOM
  • Rajeev Ananatram, Professor, International Management Institute
1.30 PM:Lunch
2.30 PM:Panel Discussion

India-Korea Relations: Way Forward

Chair - Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER and Choong Yong Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Chung-Ang University and Foreign Investment Ombudsman, Korea 

Panelists:
  • Baijayant Panda, Member of Parliament, India
  • Sung-Han Kim, Professor of Korea University and Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea
  • Sanjay Singh, IFS (Retd.) and former Secretary (East) Ministry of External Affairs
  • Jin Park, Executive President of Asia Future Institute and Former Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the National Assembly
  • Amitabh Kant, CEO & MD, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation
  • Ajit Ranade, Member, CII Economic Policy Council and Senior President and Chief Economist Aditya Birla Group
  • Jai-Joon Hur, Director General, Korea Labor Institute
4.30 PM:Signing of Joint Statement


Conference on G20 Conference on "Global Economic Cooperation: Views from G20 Countries" | 2013

2013-09-19

 

September 17, 2013 (Tuesday) , Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre

18:00-19:00Chair : Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER 

Inaugural Lecture : Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, 
Planning Commission, Government of India
19:00-21:00Welcome Dinner

Programme September 18, 2013 (Wednesday) , Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre

9:00-9:30:

Registration 
(Chair and speaker badges will be made available) 

Inaugural Session

9:30-10:30Chair : Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

Keynote Address : P. Chidambaram, Honourable FM of India
10:30-11:00Chair : Sergey Drobyshevsky, Managing Director of  Russia's G20 Expert Council

Special Address : HK Holdaway, General Manager, G20 Division, Australian Treasury

Vote of Thanks : Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER
11:00-11:15Tea/Coffee Break
11:15-13:00

Session 1: The Global Financial Crisis - Revisiting global governance 

The debate has long raged over when - and whether - the G20 can move from being a crisis committee to being a role model for global governance. The disparate group of member countries in G20 gives the grouping the potential to become a standing world economic governing board. This possibility is remarkable in itself, though whether it will become a reality still remains an open question. Against this background, the session would look at the governance issues like legitimacy of international financial institutions, risk governance issues in major financial institutions during the crisis, the potential merits of setting up a global legal entity identifier and uniformity in global accounting standards. 

Chair: Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative (New Delhi), IMF

Panel:

  1. Heribert Dieter, Senior Research Associate, The German Institute for International and Security Affairs - Berlin. 
    [Download Paper]

  2. Soumya Kanti Ghosh, Chief Economist, State Bank of India
    [Download Presentation]

  3. Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
    [Download Presentation]

  4. Usha Titus, Joint Secretary (MR), Department of Economic Affairs

    Q & A

13:00-14:00Luncheon Special Address 1- China: Where will growth come from in the next decade?

The outlook of the global economy looks uncertain. The US economy continues to be impacted by substantial fiscal headwinds. The Euro Zone economy is in recession, with the peripheral economies trying to strike an appropriate balance between fiscal austerity, structural reforms and domestic political exigencies. The Asian region is now showing distinct signs of a slowdown. The Luncheon Special Address 1 will revisit global growth outlook prospects with particular reference to Europe and Asia. 

Chair: Amb. Hemant Krishan Singh, Chair Professor, ICRIER

Speaker: Osamu Tanaka, Executive Vice President, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan
[Download Speech]
 
14:15-16:00Session 2: Achieving global food security - How can the G-20 help? 

The issue of global food security remains an enigma. This issue of food security also is a part of the Seoul Development Consensus as well as the current G20 Presidency. Even though a number of developing countries have made rapid strides in strengthening food security, it is estimated that the total number of chronically undernourished people remains unacceptably high. This session will examine the different dimensions of the food security challenge - productivity, nutritional requirements, market forces, and pertinent subsidy, social, and regulatory policy -- to home in on the problems the G-20 is in the best position to address. The food price shocks in 2008 constituted that year's other economic crisis, and similar to the financial meltdown, there are still questions about whether enough has been done to avoid a repeat. How should G-20 leaders build on their initial steps of pledging restraint in export restrictions and setting up the AMIS market data-sharing system? 

Chair: Ashok Gulati, Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices

Panel:
  1. David Shorr, Programme Officer, Stanley Foundation
  2. Jrg Mayer, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Division on Globalisation and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
    [Download Presentation]
  3. Reetika Khera, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi
    [Download Presentation]
  4. Simrit Kaur, Professor of Public Policy, Faculty of Management Studies 
    [Download Paper] [Download Presentation]
Q & A
16:00-16:15Tea/Coffee Break
16:15-18:00Session 3: The road to energy sustainability - Towards third industrial revolution.

The cost of conventional energy sources is constantly increasing since they are getting depleted with continuous usage. On the contrary, the cost of green sources of energy is declining due to new technological inventions and greater usage leading to economies of scale. This growing difference is, in fact, paving the way for a Third Industrial Revolution (TIR) to set in. The TIR could make possible a new distributed social vision in the 21st century which, at present, is being endangered not just by the rising prices of oil and gas in the world market but also its impact on climate change. The session would look at the possible ways where developing countries could pull the trigger for the TIR that might carry us to a sustainable post-carbon era. Energy sustainability is one of the priority areas of the current G20 Presidency. 

Chair: Jae-ha Park, Deputy Dean for Special Activities, ADBI 

Panel:
  1. Ramprasad Sengupta, Distinguished Fellow, India Development Foundation 
    [Download Paper] [Download Presentation]
  2. Anil Jain, Adviser-Energy, Planning Commission, Government of India
    [Download Presentation]
  3. Kaushik Deb, BP Group Economics Team
    [Download Presentation]
Q & A
19:30Dinner

September 19, 2013 (Thursday) , Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre

9:30-11:15Session 4: Reforming the Global Financial System - Implications for long term investment finance 

A safer and more resilient financial system plays an important role in long term investment finance. As the number of bank failures increased during the crisis, existing banks absorbed their assets and consequently concentrated a greater share of risk among a lesser number of banks. This increasing concentration of assets raised the issue of systemic risk within the financial system. There are 2 primary aspects to issue of systemic risk. First, there is a need to develop a comprehensive macro prudential framework to deal with systemic risk and second, a need to build a suitable model for measuring systemic risk. In order to combat systemic risk a number of regulatory reforms like Basel III, OTC derivatives market, changes affecting the regulatory and accounting framework for institutional investors, policy measures for globally systemically important financial institutions (G-SIFIs) were put in place for the global financial system. Many of these reforms are still in the process of policy development or at an early stage of implementation. In this session we will explore how the reforms alter the incentives of different types of financial institutions to participate in this market. Does regulation impede long term lending for investment? How can non-bank providers of long term finance particularly institutional investors step up their involvement in this market. How does one address the special needs of emerging markets economies? 

Chair: Onno Rhl, Country Director - India, World Bank

Panel:
  1. HK Holdaway, General Manager, G20 Division, Australian Treasury
    [Download Presentation]
  2. Takuji Kinkyo, Senior Research Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan; Professor, Kobe University, Japan
    [Download Presentation]
  3. Alok Sheel, Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Government of India
    [Download Presentation]
  4. Jae-Ha Park, Deputy Dean for Special Activities, ADBI
    [Download Presentation]
  5. Yoshihiro Watanabe, Managing Director, Institute for International Monetary Affairs; Chairman, Standing Committee of Japan India Business Cooperation, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    [Download Presentation]
Q & A
11:15-11:30Tea/Coffee Break
11:30-13:15Session 5: Trade and Protectionism - The emerging role for G20

The recent economic shocks that engulfed developed and developing countries alike to adopt a variety of protectionist measures to boost domestic markets. In the Mexico Summit, G20 leaders pushed for their commitment of not introducing new trade or investment protectionist measures until end of 2014. One important factor underlying the growth of trade and investment is the formation of global production networks and supply chains. The fragmentation of production has dramatically changed the structure of international trade and integrated emerging Asian and African economies in manufacturing networks. This has rendered the traditional trade policy irrelevant and an ineffective. Undoubtedly the world trading system will have to contend with the new reality of global and regional supply chains as it changes how countries interact with each other through trade and FDI. And with Doha in a stalemate, almost all G20 countries, and especially United States and China have begun to pursue regional trade strategies. Some argue that the mega-regional trade agreements - TPP and TPIP - are a warning sign which threaten to divide the global trading system into two large but non-exclusive regions. This session will therefore examine the future of the world trading system in the light if these new developments and if and how the G20 process can ease the transition to a healthier trading system. 

Chair: Pierre Jacquet, President, Global Development Network, New Delhi

Panel:
  1. Nagesh Kumar, Director, ESCAP
    [Download Presentation]
  2. Charit Tingsabadh, Acting Director, Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
    [Download Presentation]
  3. Prema-chandra Athukorala, Professor of Economics, Arndt Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
    [Download Presentation]
  4. Maurizio Cellini, Head of Section, Trade and Economic Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to India
  5. Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor, ICRIER
Q & A
13:15-14.30Lunch
14:30-16:00Session 6: Growth and Employment

The reduction of global imbalances has not been sufficient and in many countries the process of necessary deleveraging by the private and public sectors is ongoing and unemployment, in particular remains significantly high. There is increasing level of youth unemployment in developed countries. This session will discuss the possibility of job creation through promotion of smaller enterprises, sound monetary and fiscal policies, skill development, and structural policies fostering innovation in job markets. The issue of employment forms a significant part of the Seoul Development Consensus and is a priority as well for the current G20 Presidency.

Chair: Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER

Panel:
  1. Chetan Ghate, Associate Professor, ISI - Delhi
    [Download Presentation]
  2. S R Rao, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India
  3. Ambassador Joo Cravinho, Ambassador of the European Union to India
  4. Pronab Sen, Country Director, International Growth Centre 
    [Download Paper]
Q & A
16:00-16:30Concluding Remarks & Way forward for G20

Vote of Thanks: Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER

Photo Session



Dialogue on Tax Administration Reform | 2013

2013-06-25

Tax Administration Reform: A Dialogue
June 24 25, 2013
India Habitat Center, New Delhi
 
 

 Programme

June 24, 2013 (Monday), Gulmohar Hall

9:00 am - 9:30 am:Registration
9:30 am - 9:40 am:Introductory talk by Rajat KathuriaDirector and CE, ICRIER
9:40 am - 11:00 am:Inaugural Session

Chief Guest and Chair: Bimal Jalan,Chairman, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum 

Keynote Address 1: 'Dialogue between Tax Administrators and Tax Professionals' Parthasarathi Shome, Adviser to Union Finance Minister

Keynote Address 2: 'Global Trends in Revenue Integration - Country Approaches and Experiences' Munawar Khwaja Sultan, Fiscal Economist, World Bank
11:00 am - 11:20 am:Tea/Coffee Break
11:20 am - 12:50 pm:Session 1: Organisational Structure of Tax Administration

Chair: Satya Poddar, Partner, Ernst & Young

Speakers:
  1. 'Organisational Structure of Direct Tax Administration' Rajiva Ranjan Singh, Member, CBDT (Retd.)
  2. 'Administrative Structure for Tax Administration Reform in Indirect Taxes', Gautam Ray, Chief Commissioner, Customs & Excise (Retd.)
Discussant: Mukesh Bhutani, Chairman and Managing Partner, BMR Legal
Q&A
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm:Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm:Session 2: Audit Selection through Risk Assessment

Chair: Vijay Mathur, Senior Advisor, Pricewaterhouse Coopers 

Speakers: 
  1. 'Audit Selection through Risk Assessment in Indirect Taxes' Gautam Ray, Chief Commissioner, Customs & Excise (Retd.)
  2. 'Risk Management in Audit Selection in the Income Tax Department' Sanjay Kumar, DIT International Tax (Presented by Vijay Mathur, Senior Advisor, Pricewaterhouse Coopers)
Discussant: Dinesh Kanabar, Deputy CEO, KPMG 
Q&A
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm:Session 3: Dispute Resolution

Chair: Sukumar Mukhopadhyay, Former Member, CBEC

Speakers:
  1. 'Dispute Resolution in Indirect Taxes' Gautam Ray, Chief Commissioner, Customs & Excise (Retd.)
  2. 'Dispute Resolution under Direct Tax Laws' Sunil Jain, Partner, J.Sagar & Associates
Discussant: Amarjeet Singh, Partner, KPMG 
Q&A
4:30 pm 4:45 pm
 Tea/Coffee Break
4:45 pm 6:00 pm Session 4: Computerisation of Indian Tax Administration

Chair: S. S. Khan, Member, CBDT (Retd.)

Speakers: 
  1. 'Computerisation in Central Board of Direct Taxes' Rajiva Ranjan Singh, Member, CBDT (Retd.)
  2. 'Computerisation in the Central Board of Excise and Customs' Y G Parande, Member, CBEC (Retd.)
Discussant: Satya Poddar, Partner, Ernst & Young
Q&A
7:00 pm 9:00pmDinner at Maple Hall

 June 25, 2013 (Tuesday), Magnolia Hall

10:00 am 11:15 am
Session 5: Taxpayer Information Services & Large Taxpayer Units

Chair: J.K. Batra, Member, CBEC (Retd.) 

Speakers:

  1. 'Taxpayer Information Services' Rajiva Ranjan Singh, Member, CBDT (Retd.), and Anwesha Das, Research Associate, ICRIER
  2. 'Large Taxpayer Units in India' Nagendra Kumar, Commissioner, Central Excise
Discussant: Nihal Kothari, Chairman, Indirect Tax Committee, ASSOCHAM
Q&A
11:15 am 11:30 am
Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 am 12:30pm Session 6: State-Level Taxation VAT and GST

Chair: Gautam Ray, Chief Commissioner, Customs & Central Excise (Retd.)

Speakers: 
  1. 'An Analysis of the Effectiveness of the State Tax Administration in India with Particular Reference to Value-Added Tax', Arindam Das-Gupta, Head of Economics Department, Goa Institute of Management
  2. 'Tax Administration in Bihar: Successful reduction of compliance cost' Rajul Awasthi, IFC World Bank, Washington DC
Discussant: Bhavna Doshi, Senior Advisor, KPMG
Ravindra Saroop, Commissioner (Customs), CBEC 
Q&A
12: 30 pm
Lunch



Conference on Fiscal Policy Achievements and Challenges in Asia' Implications for India | 2013

2013-05-06



 

 



Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Conference on
Fiscal Policy Achievements and Challenges in Asia' Implications for India

Date: May 6, 2013 
Venue: Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
 

Programme

9:30-10:00 amRegistration and Tea/Coffee
10:00-10:50 am

Session I: Fiscal Policy in Asia: Dampening Cyclical Fluctuations and Increasing Space to Support Inclusive Growth

Chair:
 Isher Judge Ahluwalia (Chairperson, ICRIER, New Delhi) 

Presenters: Romain Duval, Head-Regional Studies Division, Asia Pacific Department, IMF and Edda Zoli, Senior Economist, Asia Pacific Department, IMF[Download Presentation]

The presentation discusses fiscal policy achievements across Asia over the past decade and highlights remaining challenges. Two broad conclusions, cyclical and structural, come out of the analysis. Over the past decade fiscal policy in many Asian economies has become more successful in dampening output fluctuations. Nevertheless, key fiscal policy reforms remain a priority to foster income redistribution and support economic rebalancing. In several countries government revenues remain low due to widespread exemptions and the tax structure is not growth-friendly. There also appears to be much scope for improving the composition of public expenditure. Spending on education, social safety nets and infrastructure needs to be raised, partly by gradually replacing generalized subsidies by better targeted measures such as direct cash transfers.

Discussants: Parthasarathi Shome,
 Adviser (Minister of State) to Indian Finance Minister, MoF),Chetan Ghate, Associate Professor, ISI, Delhi[Download Presentation] 

 General discussion
10:50-11:00 amTea/Coffee Break
11:00-11:50 am

Session 2: Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications

Chair: Ashok Gulati , Chairman, CACP 

Presenter: Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative- India, IMF [Download Presentation]

The presentation provides an overview of the magnitude of energy subsidies worldwide, and discusses reform experiences and challenges. It shows that energy subsidies remain sizable and impose substantial fiscal costs in developing and emerging economies from most regions. They also produce adverse environmental, social and macroeconomic effects, including the crowding out of growth-enhancing public spending. Based on the experience of 28 major energy subsidy reform episodes across the globe, the presentation identifies lessons for �how to do� successful reforms. It also discusses more specifically the fiscal and welfare implications of fuel subsidy reform in India.

Discussant: Tapas Kumar Sen,  Professor, NIPFP,S.C. Sharma, OSD (Petroleum), Planning Commission

 General discussion
11:50�12:00 pmTea/Coffee Break
12:00�1:00 pm

Presentation of IMF Asia Pacific Spring 2013 Regional Economic Outlook

Chair: Rajat Kathuria,  Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Presenter: Anoop Singh, Director, Asia Pacific Department, IMF [Download Presentation]

The presentation will summarize the macroeconomic and financial outlook for countries in East and South Asia, and the Pacific, in light of the global economic outlook presented in the Fund�s twice yearly World Economic Outlook (WEO).

Discussants: Ila Patnaik, Professor, NIPFP [Download Presentation] , Martin Rama, Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank

 General Discussion
1:00�2:30 pmLunch


Guwahati Workshop on Preparing for the Challenges of Urbanisation in India in the 21st century (Focus on Solid Waste Management in Urban India) | 2013

2013-04-30



ICRIERs Program on Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination on Urbanization in India
Preparing for the Urban Challenges of the 21st Century

Capacity Building Workshop
 
Focus on Solid Waste Management in Urban India 

Date
: April 29th and 30th, 2013
Venue: Assam Administrative Staff College Guwahati, Assam
 

Programme

Day 1: Monday, April 29 2013

10:00 am - 11:00 am:Registration and Tea
11:00 am - 12:50 am:Session 1: Inaugural Session
Chair: Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia 
Chairperson ICRIER and Project Leader, Urbanisation Programme
11:00 am - 11:15 am:Opening remarks by the Chair: Challenges of Urbanisation in India with focus on Solid Waste Management
11:15 am - 11:30 am:Presentation by Ms. Mangalam Balasubramanian
Managing Trustee, Exnora Green, Pammal[Download Presentation]
11:30 am - 11:45 am:Presentation by Mr. Suresh Jagtap
Deputy Municipal Commissioner (SWM), Pune Municipal Corporation [Download Presentation]
11:45 am - 12:00 pm:Address by the Chief Guest Shri Tarun GogoiHonble Chief Minister, Government of Assam
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm:Discussion
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm:Lunch
01:30 pm - 04:00 pm:Session 2: Experience sharing by states and cities of North-East
Chair: Mr. J.B. Singh 
Principal Secretary UD and Panchayats, Assam
01:30 pm - 01:35 pm:Introductory remarks by the Chair
01:35 pm - 01:50 pm:Presentation by Guwahati Municipal Corporation [Download Presentation]
01:50 pm - 02:05 pm:Presentation by Mr. Taba Tedir, 
Chief Executive cum Director
, UD & Housing, Arunachal Pradesh [Download Presentation]
02:05 pm - 02:20 pm:Presentation by Mr. B. Dutta, 
Director
, Meghalaya Urban Development Agency[Download Presentation]
02:20 pm - 02:35 pm:Presentation by Mr. K. Lalthawmmawia,Director, Urban Development, Mizoram[Download Presentation]
02:35 pm - 03.00 pm:Discussion
03.00 pm - 03.30 pm:Tea Break
03:30 pm - 03:45 pm:Presentation by Dr. Toshimanen Ozukum,Additional Director Municipal Affairs, UD Nagaland [Download Presentation]
03:45 pm - 04:00 pm:Presentation by Mr. L.B. Chettri, 
Special Secretary
, Urban Development & Housing, Sikkim [Download Presentation]
04:00 pm - 04:15 pm:Presentation by Gitkumar Singh,
Director Municipal Admin, Housing & Urban Development And Chief Town Planner, Manipur[Download Presentation]
04:15 pm - 04:30 pm:Presentation by Tripura 
[Download Presentation]
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm:Discussion on way forward with focus on North-eastern states

Day 2: Tuesday, April 30 2013

10:00 am 10:30 am:Registration and Tea
10:30 am 12:30 pm:Session 1: Dissemination of findings of HPEC (Ahluwalia) Report
Chair: Shri N. K. Das 
Chief Secretary, Govt. of Assam (TBC)
10:30 am 10:50 am:Introductory remarks by the Chair
10:50 am 11:15 am:Presentation of the HPEC (Ahluwalia) 2011 Report (Urban Team, ICRIER)
11:15 am 11:45 am:Presentation by Dr. Ajay Kalamdhad(Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati 
[Download Presentation]
11:45 am - 12:30 pm:Discussion
12:30 pm 01: 30 pm:Lunch
[Download Summary of the Proceedings] [Download Participants List]


3rd ICRIER-PRI Workshop on Economic Reforms and India-Japan Partnership for Mutual Benefit | 2013

2013-03-18

3rd ICRIER-PRI Workshop
on
Economic Reforms and India-Japan Partnership for Mutual Benefit
 

Date: March 18, 2013 
Venue: Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
 

Programme

9:30 amWelcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER, New Delhi
9:40 amInaugural Remarks by Parthasarathi Shome, Adviser to Finance Minister,Govt. of India
10:00 amSession 1: Economic Reforms and India-Japan Partnership for Mutual Benefit

Chair: Chetan Ghate,  RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi 

Speakers
  • Nobumitsu Hayashi, President, PRI, Ministry of Finance, Tokyo [Download Presentation]
  • Partha Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University 
    [Download Presentation]
  • Pronab Sen, Country Director, International Growth Centre
11:20 pmCoffee Break
11:30 pmSession 2: Proposals for Enhancing Japanese FDI into India

Chair: H.K. Singh, Chair Professor, ICRIER

Speakers
  • Shin Oya, Chief Representative, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, New Delhi 
    [Download Presentation]
  • Hisao Nakajima, President/Director, Nomura Research Institute India Private Limited , New Delhi
    [Download Presentation]
  • Ajay Shankar, Member Secretary, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council, Govt. of India
  • Anwarul Hoda, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi
1:15 pmConcluding Remarks by Nobumitsu Hayashi, President, PRI, Ministry of Finance, Tokyo
1:30 pmLunch


Annual Conference on Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade | 2013

2013-03-15



Annual Conference
on
Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade
 

Date: March 14-15, 2013 
Venue: Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
 

Programme

Day 1: 14th March 2013 (Thursday)

9:30- 9:45 amRegistration
9:45- 10:30 amInaugural session

Chair:
 Isher Judge Ahluwalia  (Chairperson, ICRIER, New Delhi) 

Keynote Address: Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal (Minister for Railways, Government of India)
[Download Key-Note Address]

Vote of Thanks:
 Rajat Kathuria (Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi)
 
10:30- 11:00 amTea/Coffee
11:00- 1:00 pmSession 1: Expanding Trade in Goods

Chair: Hafiz Pasha  (Dean, Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore; former Commerce Minister, Finance Minister and Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan) 

Presentations by:
  • Nisha Taneja (Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi)
  • Sanjib Pohit (Senior Principal Scientist, NISTAD, New Delhi)
  • Manzoor Ahmad (Senior Fellow, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva)

Comments by:

  • Aradhna Aggarwal (Senior Fellow, NCAER, New Delhi)
  • Deb Kusum Das (Associate Professor, Ramjas College, University of Delhi)
  • Saikat Sinha Roy (Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
1:00- 2:00 pmDiscussion

Special Address by S R Rao 
(Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India)
 Lunch
2:00- 4:00 pmSession 2: Barriers to Trade

Chair: Surjit Bhalla  (Chairman, Oxus Investments) 

Presentations by:
  • Aisha Ghaus Pasha (Director, Institute of Public Policy, BNU, Lahore)
  • Nadia Rehman (Trade Economist, USAID Trade Project, Islamabad)
  • Abhijit Das (Head & Professor, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi)

Comments by:

  • Naeem Anwar (Minister-Trade, Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi)
  • Ram Upendra Das (Senior Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries(RIS), New Delhi)
  • Pardeep Sehgal (Partner, Sinochem Impex, Amritsar)
 Discussion
4:00- 4:30 pmTea/Coffee
4:30- 5:30 pmSession 3: Trade Perception Survey

Chair: Sanjay Kathuria  (Lead Economist, Regional Integration, World Bank, Washington DC) 

Presentations by:
  • Nisha Taneja, Mishita Mehra, Prithvijit Mukherjee (ICRIER, New Delhi)
  • Sanjib Pohit (Senior Principal Scientist, NISTAD, New Delhi)

Comments by:

  • Atindra Sen (Senior Advisor, Transnational Strategy Group, India)
  • Usman Khan (Faculty Member, LUMS, Lahore)
7:30 pmSpecial Address by Salman Shah (Former Finance Minister, Pakistan)

Chair: N K Singh  (Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha) 
 
8:30 pmDinner Reception

Day 2: 15th March 2013 (Friday)

9:00- 11:00 amSession 4: focusing on Energy, Textiles, and Sports goods

Chair: I. N. Mukherji  (Senior Consultant, RIS, New Delhi) 

Presentations by:
  • Mahendra Lama (Professor, Centre for South, Central, Southeast Asian and Southwest Pacific Studies, JNU, New Delhi)
  • Saon Ray (Senior Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi)
  • Kiran Javaid and Farah Shahid (Teaching Fellows, LUMS, Lahore)

Comments by:

  • Syed Yawar Ali (Chairman, Nestl Pakistan Ltd)
  • Biswajit Nag (Associate Professor, IIFT, New Delhi)
  • Prabir De (Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi)
 Discussion
11:00- 11:30 pmTea/Coffee
11:30- 1:30 pmSession 5: Trade in Services and FDI

Chair: Anupam Khanna  (Chief Economist and Director-General, NASSCOM, Delhi) 

Presentations by:
  • Rupa Chanda (Professor, Department of Economics & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore)
  • Hadia Majid and Nadia Mukhtar (Assistant Professor, LUMS, Lahore)
  • Vaqar Ahmed (Deputy Executive Director, SDPI, Islamabad)

Comments by:

  • B N Goldar (Visiting Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
  • Jehan Ara (President, Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES, Karachi)
  • Arpita Mukherjee (Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi)
 Discussion
1:30- 2:30 pmLunch
2:30- 4:00 pmPanel Discussion on India-Pakistan Trade: The Way Forward

Moderator: Sanjaya Baru  (Director for Geo-economics and Strategy, International Institute for Strategic Studies, New Delhi) 

Speakers:
  • Rajeev Kher (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India)
  • Hafiz Pasha (Dean, BNU, Lahore and former Commerce Minister, Finance Minister and Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan)
  • Syed Yawar Ali (Chairman, Nestl Pakistan Ltd)
  • Nagesh Kumar (Director, UN-ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office and Chief Economist, UN-ESCAP)
  • Manoj Pant (Professor, Centre for International Trade and Development, JNU, New Delhi)
  • Nisha Taneja (Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi)
4:00- 4:30 pmConcluding session

Vote of thanks: Rajat Kathuria 
(Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi)
4:30- 5:00 pmTea/Coffee


Chandigarh Workshop on Preparing for the Challenges of Urbanisation in India in the 21st century (Focus on Service Delivery of Water and Sanitation in urban India) | 2013

2013-02-20

CII

Regional Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination on Urbanisation in India: Challenges of delivering Water and Sanitation services in urban India

February 20, 2013
Chandigarh
The fourth Regional Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination Workshop was organised at Chandigarh in partnership with CII on February 20, 2013. The focus of the workshop was on challenges in service delivery of water and sanitation in urban India. The participating cities were from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chandigarh.

L to R:Mr. Vikram Hans, Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Mr. Malvinder Mohan Singh, and Mr. Pikender Pal Singh

The inaugural session was addressed by the Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia initiated the discussions by giving an overview of the state of service delivery in Indian cities. The urban team presented the findings and recommendations of the HPEC (Ahluwalia) Report, 2011.

Thematic presentations were made by Mr. Suresh Kumar Nangia, Principal Secretary Water and Sanitation, Punjab; Mr. Rakesh Verma, Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana; and Ms. Nandini Palwal, Additional CEO, Delhi Jal Board, among others. The discussions that followed shed light on some initiatives to improve the standards of delivery, for example, the use of IT to improve billing and collection systems by the Delhi Jal Board, 100% treatment of waste water and partial reuse of treated water for irrigation of public parks by Chandigarh, to mention a few.

Programme
Registration
Inaugural Session
Chair :Mr Malvinder Mohan Singh
Chairman, CII Northern Region
Introductory remarks bythe Chair
Challenges of Urbanisation in India:Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia
Urbanisation Project Leader and
Chairperson, ICRIER
Presentation of the HPEC (Ahluwalia) 2011 Report:Urban Team ICRIER
[Download Presentation]
Inaugural Address by theChief Guest:Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda
Honble Chief Minister
Government of Haryana
Discussion
Tea Break

Session II: Experience sharing by states

Chair:Professor Meenu Tewari
HUDCO Chair Professor, ICRIER
Introductory remarks bythe Chair
Focus on Water and Sanitation: Urban Team ICRIER
[Download Presentation]
Presentation byMr. Suresh Kumar Nangia
Principal Secretary Water and Sanitation, Government of Punjab
[Download Presentation]
Presentation byMr Rakesh Verma
Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana
[Download Presentation]
Presentation byMr S K Bansal
Engineer-in-Chief, Public Health Engineering Department Government of Haryana
[Download Presentation]
Discussion
Lunch

Session III: Experience sharing by states (continued)

Chair:Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia
Presentation byMr R C Diwan
Superintendent Engineer Chandigarh
[Download Presentation]
Presentation byMs Nandini Palwal
Additional CEO and Director - Finance & Accounts, Delhi Jal Board
[Download Presentation]

Presentation byMr P K Sinha
Chief Engineer, Government of Uttar Pradesh
[Download Presentation]

Vote of Thanks


Capacity building workshop on Service Delivery of Water and Sanitation: Challenges faced by Metropolitan Cities | 2013

2013-02-06


ICRIER's Program on Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination
on
Urbanization in India
Preparing for the Urban Challenges of the 21st Century
 
Service Delivery of Water and Sanitation: Challenges faced by Metropolitan Cities 

Date: February 06, 2013 
Venue: Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
 
09:30 - 10:15 am:Registration
10:15 - 11:30 am:Inaugural Session: Setting Out the Challenge
10:15 - 10:30 am:Welcome and Introduction to the Programme Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia Chairperson, ICRIER
10:30 - 10:50 am:Presentation by Urban Team ICRIER
[Download Presentation]
10:50 - 11:15 am:Presentation by Debashree Mukherjee CEO, Delhi Jal Board
[Download Presentation]
11:30 - 01:00 am:Tea
11:30 - 11:50am:Discussion
11:50 - 12:00 pm:Presentation by Satish Jain Executive Engineer, PHED, Jaipur
[Download Presentation]
12:00 - 12:30 pmPresentation by Ms Malini Shankar Former Principal Secretary, Water and Sanitation Department, Maharashtra
[Download Presentation]
12:30 - 01:00 pmDiscussion
01:00 - 02:00 pmLunch
02:00 - 03:30 pm:Session II

Chair: Dr Smita Misra, Senior Economist, World Bank
02:00 - 02:15 pm:Presentation by A. L. Radhakrishnan Superintendent Engineer, Chennai Water & Sewerage Board
[Download Presentation]
02:15 - 02:30 pm:Presentation by Dharmendra Herma Assistant Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad
[Download Presentation]
02:30 - 02:45 pm:Presentation by V. C. Kumar Executive Engineer, Bangalore Water & Sewerage Board
[Download Presentation]
02:45 - 03:00 pm:Presentation by J. Syamala Rao MD, Hyderabad Water & Sewerage Board
[Download Presentation]
03:00 - 03:30 pm:Discussion with participants
03:30 - 05:00 pm:Session III

Chair: Dr Smita Misra, Senior Economist, World Bank
03:30 - 03:45 pm:Presentation by Jatin Shah City Engineer, Surat Municipal Corporation
[Download Presentation]
03:45 - 04:00 pm:Presentation by V.G. Kulkarni Pune Municipal Corporation
[Download Presentation]
04:00 - 04:15 pm:Presentation by R. B. Baamble Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Mumbai
[Download Presentation]
04:15 - 04:30 pm:Presentation by P.K. Mukherjee Addl. Chief Engineer, Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority
[Download Presentation]
04:30 - 05:00 pm:Discussion with participants
05:00 - 05:30 pmVote of Thanks

Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
 [Download Participants List]


Conference on The Changing Paradigm of India-Japan Relations | 2012

2012-12-18

Changing paradigm of india-japan relations
17th December (Monday) - Jacaranda Hall - I & II
10.00 amInaugural Session
  • Welcome Remarks by Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
  • Opening Remarks by Yuji Takagi, President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Special Guest Remarks by Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan, India

Keynote Address by Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister for External Affairs, Government of India
11.15 amCoffee Break
11.30 amSession I - India-Japan Strategic Partnership

ChairH. K. Singh, Chair Professor, ICRIER-Wadhwani Chair in India-US Policy Studies [Download Presentation]

Guest Speakers:
  • Taniguchi Tomohiko, Visiting Professor, Meiji University
  • C. Rajamohan, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
  • Madhu Bhalla, Professor, Dept. of East Asian Studies, Delhi University
1.00 pmLunch
2.00 pmSession II - Regional Dimensions of India-Japan Relations
ChairRajiv Kumar, Distinguished Economist 

Guest Speakers:
3.15 pmCoffee Break
3.30 pmSession III - India-Japan Bilateral Economic Cooperation
ChairTamaki Tsukada, Minister (Economic and Development) Embassy of Japan, India

Guest Speakers:
7.00 pmRelease of Book Devaluing to Prosperity: Misaligned Currencies and their Growth Consequences 

Union Minister of Finance, Shri P. Chidambaram will release the book. 

Book release will be followed by panel discussion. The discussion will be moderated by T.N Ninan,Chairman, Business Standard Limited 

Panelists:
  • Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economic Adviser, Govt. of India
  • Shinji Takagi, Professor, Osaka University
  • Surjit Bhalla, Author of the Book
8.15 pmDinner Reception
 
18th December (Tuesday) - Jacaranda Hall - II
10.00 amSpecial Address by Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe, CEO and Executive Managing Director, JBIC [Download Presentation]
10.45 amCoffee Break
11.00 amConcluding Session - Future Outlook for India-Japan Relations
Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE ICRIER

Guest Speakers:
  • R.V. Kanoria, President, FICCI
  • Shinji Takagi, Professor, Osaka University[Download Presentation]
  • Amitabh Kant, CEO &MD, DMICDC
  • Hajime Hayashi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan, New Delhi
  • Gautam Bambawale, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
  • Toshiro Nishizawa, Director General, Country Credit Department, JBIC
    [Download Presentation]
1.00 pmLunch


Workshop on Strengthening Textiles and Clothing Sector in South Asia | 2012

2012-11-16

Workshop:Strengthening Textiles and Clothing Sector in South Asia
Place:New Delhi


Conference on Employment and Development | 2012

2012-11-07

Conference booklet
Research Conference Program

 

Sunday, November 4

 

19:00                        Welcome Reception

Connaught Terrace

(Oberoi Hotel)

 

Monday, November 5

 

8:30 9:15                            Registration

 

9:15 9:30               Opening Remarks

Room: Gulmohar                        Klaus F. Zimmermann

(Director, IZA and University of Bonn)

Arup Banerji

(Director, World Bank and IZA)

 

9:30 10:00             Opening Speech

Room: Gulmohar                        Shankar Acharya

(Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER))

 

10:00 10:15                        Coffee Break

 

10:15 11:00            Keynote Address I

Room: Gulmohar                        Chair: Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)

 

Challenges for Job Creation in Low Income Countries

Kaushik Basu (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, World Bank and IZA)

 

11:00 12:30            Parallel Sessions A

 

Special Session A.1             World Development Report 2013 on Jobs

Room: Maple                             Chair: Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)

 

11:00 11:40                        Jobs and Development: Findings and Messages from the World Development Report 2013 on Jobs

 

Martin Rama (World Bank)

Jesko Hentschel (World Bank)

 

11:40 12:10                        Discussion

 

David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)

Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)

 

12:10 12:30                        Floor Discussion

 

 

Session A.2                           Youth Training and Labor Market Transitions

Room: Willow                            Chair: Francis J. Teal (University of Oxford and IZA)

 

11:00 11:30                        The School-Work Transition: Evidence from Ghanaian Youth

Kim Lehrer (University of Oxford and IZA)

Romain Ferrali (Princeton University)

Christopher Ksoll (University of Ottawa)

 

11:30 12:00                        Employment Effects of Promoting Training and Vocational Education (TVET) in Vietnam

Jochen Kluve (Humboldt University Berlin, RWI and IZA)

Christoph Ehlert (RWI)

Nguyen Hoang Nguyen (National Institute for Vocational Training NIVT, Hanoi)

 

12:00 12:30                        Unemployment, Not Working and Jobs for the Young in Urban Africa: Evidence from Ghana

Francis J. Teal (University of Oxford and IZA)

Paolo Falco (University of Oxford)

 

Session A.3                           Informality and Labor Mobility

Room: Chinar                            Chair: Paolo Falco (University of Oxford)

 

11:00 11:30                        Is Formal Employment Discouraged by the Provision of Free Health Services to the Uninsured?

Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Mexico

Alejandro del Valle (Paris School of Economics)

 

11:30 12:00                        Labor Mobility across the Formal/Informal Divide in Turkey: Evidence from Individual Level Data

Aysit Tansel (Middle East Technical University and IZA)

Elif Oznur Kan Acar (Cankaya University)

 

12:00 12:30                        Subjective Well-being, Latent Heterogeneity, and Occupational Allocation: An Application to Africa

Paolo Falco (University of Oxford)

William F. Maloney (World Bank and IZA)

Bob Rijkers (World Bank)

Mauricio Sarrias (Catholic University of Chile)

 

Session A.4                           Migration, Labor Markets and Remittances

Room: Mahogany                       Chair: Corrado Giulietti (IZA)

 

11:00 11:30                        Stay with Us? Emigration and the Labour Market in Honduras

Jason Gagnon (OECD)

 

11:30 12:00                        Remittances and Return Migration

Matloob Piracha (University of Kent and IZA)

William Collier (University of Kent)

Teresa Randazzo (University of Kent)

 

12:00 12:30                        Remittances and Well-being among Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China

Corrado Giulietti (IZA)

Alpaslan Akay (IZA)

David A. Robalino (World Bank and IZA)

Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)

 

Session A.5                           Social Insurance, Social Assistance and Discrimination

Room: Deck                              Chair: Prashant Gupta (Swansea University)

 

11:00 11:30                        Labor Market Effects of Social Programs:

Evidence from Indias Employment Guarantee

Clement Imbert (Paris School of Economics)

John Papp (Princeton University)

 

11:30 12:00                        Social Assistance and Labor Market Outcomes:

Evidence from the Uruguayan PANES

Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary, University of London and IZA)

Andrea Vigorito (University of the Republic Uruguay)

Veronica Amarante (University of the Republic Uruguay)

Marianna Zerpa (University of the Republic Uruguay)

 

12:00 12:30                        Youth, Endogenous Discrimination, and Development Conundrum in India

Prashant Gupta (Swansea University)

Reza Arabsheibani (Swansea University and IZA)

Tapas Mishra (Swansea University)

 

12:30 13:45            Lunch

 

13:45 15:15            Parallel Sessions B

 

Special Session B.1             Growth and Labor Markets in Low Income Countries I

Room: Maple                             Chair: David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)

 

13:45 14:15                        High-Risk Youth in Post-Conflict Liberia:Experimentally Testing Sustainable Strategies for Boosting Employment, Productivity, and Social Stability

Margaret Sheridan (Harvard Medical School)

Chris Blattman (Columbia University)

Julian Jamison (Boston Federal Reserve)

 

14:15 14:45                        Start-up Capital for Youth: Assessing the Potentialof Small Business Grants and Vocational Training in Kenya

Isaac Mbiti (Southern Methodist University)

Joan Hicks (University of California, Berkley)

Michael Kremer (Harvard University)

Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkley)

 

14:45 15:15                        Understanding the Role of Supervisor Training in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector

Christopher Woodruff (University of Warwick and IZA)

Rocco Macchiavello (University of Warwick)

Atonu Rabbani (University of Dhaka)

 

Session B.2                           Youth Unemployment and Active Labor Market Programs

Room:                                       Willow Chair: Michael J. Kendzia (IZA)

 

13:45 14:15                        Public Employment Services in the Middle East and North Africa

Diego Angel-Urdinola (World Bank)

Arvo Kuddo (World Bank)

Amina Semlali (World Bank)

Anne Hilger (World Bank)

14:15 14:45                        Fighting Youth Unemployment: The Effects of Active Labor Market Policies

Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)

Steffen Knn (IZA)Ricarda Schmidl (IZA)

 

14:45 15:15                        Combating Youth Unemployment in the Middle Eastand North Africa (MENA)

Michael J. Kendzia (IZA)

 

Session B.3                           Informal Employment among Youth

Room: Chinar Chair:                   Yusuf Soner Baskaya (Central Bank of Turkey)

 

13:45 14:15                        Scarring Effects of Youth Unemployment and Informality:Evidence from Argentina and Brazil

Mariana Viollaz (CEDLAS-UNLP)

Guillermo Cruces (CEDLAS-UNLP and IZA)

Andrs Ham (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

 

14:15 14:45                        Informality and the Youth in the Turkish Labor Market

Z. Bilgen Susanli (Isik University)


 

 

14:45 15:15                        Informal-Formal Worker Wage Gap in Turkey:Evidence from a Semi-parametric Approach

Yusuf Soner Baskaya (Central Bank of Turkey)

Timur Hulagu (Central Bank of Turkey)

 

Session B.4                           Unemployment Risk and Job Search

Room:                                       Mahogany Chair: Panu Pelkonen (University of Sussex and IZA)

 

13:45 14:15                        Behavioral Responses to Unemployment Risk

Susan Godlonton (University of Michigan)

14:15 14:45                        Bringing Jobs to the People:The Experimental Impact of Reducing Job-search Costs

Emily Beam (University of Michigan)

14:45 15:15                        Preferences and Skills of Indian Public Sector Teachers

Panu Pelkonen (University of Sussex and IZA)

Sonja Fagerns (University of Sussex)

 

Special Session B.5             Perspectives on Labor Economics for Development (ILO)

 

Room: Deck                              Chair: Ashok Sahu (Planning Commission, Government of India)

 

13:45 14:05                        The Labour Market in Developing Countries

Duncan Campbell (ILO International Labour Organization and IZA)

 

14:05 14:25                        Promoting Better Outcomes in Developing Countries through the Regulation of Labour Markets

Sandrine Cazes (ILO International Labour Organization and IZA)

Sher Verick (ILO International Labour Organization and IZA)

 

14:25 14:55                        Discussion:

Alakh Sharma (Institute for Human Development (IHD))

John Blomquist (World Bank)

 

14:55 15:15                        Floor Discussion

 

15:15 15:45                        Coffee Break


 

 

15:45 17:15            Parallel Sessions C

 

Special Session C.1            Growth and Labor Markets in Low Income Countries II

Room: Maple                             Chair: Janneke Pieters (IZA)

15:45 16:15                        Gender and Employment in Central Asia

Tilman Brck (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)

 

16:15 16:45                        Addressing Gender Inequalities in Earnings and Productivity through Innovative Approaches: Two Experiments in Togo

Francisco Campos (World Bank)

Markus Goldstein (World Bank)

John T. Giles (World Bank and IZA)

Leonardo Iacovone (World Bank)

Hillary Johnson (World Bank)

 

16:45 17:15                        GLM | LIC Projects on Education and Labor Market Outcomes in Madagascar, Senegal, and Pakistan

David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)

 

Session C.2                           Child Labor and Schooling

Room: Willow                            Chair: Rafael Novella (ISER, University of Essex)

 

15:45 16:15                        Unintended Consequences of Child Labour Legislation:Evidences from Brazil

Caio Mazzutti (University of Sussex)

 

16:15 16:45                        Mothers Employment and their Childrens Schooling:

A Joint Multilevel Analysis for India

Gianna Claudia Giannelli (University of Florence and IZA)

Francesca Francavilla (OECD)

Leonardo Grilli (University of Florence)

 

16:45 17:15                        Conditional Cash Transfers, Female Bargaining Power and Labour Supply

Rafael Novella (ISER, University of Essex)

Mara Laura Alza (CEDLAS-UNLP)

Guillermo Cruces (CEDLAS-UNLP and IZA)

Laura Ripani (Inter-American Development Bank)

 

Session C.3                           Public Works and Labor Markets

Room: Chinar                            Chair: Sambit Bhattacharyya (University of Sussex)

 

15:45 16:15                        The Role of Public Works Program in Enhancing Food Security: The Malawi Social Action Fund

Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland)

Kathleen Beegle (World Bank and IZA)

Emanuela Galasso (World Bank)

Charles Mandala (Government of Malawi MASAF)

Tavneet Suri (MIT Sloan School of Management)

 

16:15 16:45                        Does Indias Employment Guarantee Scheme Guarantee Employment?

Rinku Murgai (World Bank)

Puja Dutta (World Bank)

Martin Ravallion (World Bank)

Dominique Van De Walle (World Bank)

 

16:45 17:15                        Can Rural Public Works Affect Agricultural Wages? Evidence from India

Sambit Bhattacharyya (University of Sussex)

Erlend Berg (University of Oxford)

Rajasekhar Durgam (ISEC, Bangalore)

Manjula Ramachandra (ISEC, Bangalore)

 

Session C.4                           Structural Growth and Labor Market Outcomes

Room: Mahogany                       Chair: Andrs Bodor (World Bank)

 

15:45 16:15                        The Role of Sectoral Growth Patterns in Labor Market Development

David Newhouse (World Bank and IZA)

F. Javier Arias-Vazquez (World Bank)

Jean Lee (World Bank)

 

16:15 16:45                        Trade and Labor Reallocation with Heterogeneous Enforcement of Labor Regulations

Rita K. Almeida (World Bank and IZA)

Jennifer Poole (University of California, Santa Cruz)

 

16:45 17:15                        Labor Market Distortions in Oil Rentier States: The Citizens Income and other Possible Solutions

Andrs Bodor (World Bank)

Steffen Hertog (London School of Economics)

Robert Holzmann (University of Malaya and IZA)

 

19:00 Conference Dinner

Ballroom(Oberoi Hotel)


 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 6

 

9:00 9:45               Keynote Address II

Room: Gulmohar                        Chair: David A. Robalino (World Bank and IZA)

Confronting Youth Unemployment: A South African Perspective

Ingrid Woolard (University of Cape Town)

 

9:45 10:00              Coffee Break

 

10:00 11:30            Parallel Session D

 

Special Session D.1            Informality and Labor Market Institutions (Special Session of

Room: Maple                             the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Labor Markets, Job Creation, and Economic Growth)

Chair: David A. Robalino (World Bank and IZA)

 

10:00 10:30                        Risk Sharing and Investment Decisions of Small and Micro-Entrepreneurs Evidence from Burkina Faso

Michael Grimm (University of Passau and IZA)

 

10:30 11:00                        Identifying and Relaxing Constraints to Employment Generation in Small Scale Enterprises

Christopher Woodruff (University of Warwick and IZA)

 

11:00 11:30                        Reducing Informal Employment and Expanding Social Insurance Coverage in China

Albert Park (Hong Kong Polytechnic University and IZA)

 

Session D.2                           Relative Deprivation and Well-being

Room: Willow                            Chair: Simone Schller (IZA)

 

10:00 10:30                        Economic Comparison and Group Identity: Lessons from India

Xavier Fontaine (Paris Jourdan Sciences Economiques)

Katsunori Yamada (Osaka University)

 

10:30 11:00                        Who is Deprived? Who Feels Deprived?

Labor Deprivation, Youth and Gender in Morocco

Paolo Verme (World Bank)

Umar Serajuddin (World Bank)

 

11:00 11:30                        Relative Income and Subjective Well-being in Transition: The Case of Ukraine

Simone Schller (IZA)

Natalia Danzer (Ifo Institute for Economic Research and IZA)

 

Session D.3                           Human Capital, Inequality and Risky Behavior

Room: Chinar                            Chair: Nria Rodrguez-Planas (IZA, IAE-CSIC and UPF)

 

10:00 10:30                        Educational Upgrading and Returns to Skills in Latin America:

Evidence from a Supply-Demand Framework, 1990-2010

Pablo A. Acosta (World Bank and IZA)

Guillermo Cruces (CEDLAS-UNLP and IZA)

Sebastian Galiani (Washington University at Saint Louis)

Leonardo Gasparini (CEDLAS-UNLP)

 

10:30 11:00                        Girls Education, Stipend Programs and the Effects on Younger Siblings Education in Bangladesh

Asadul Islam (Monash University)

Lutfunnahar Begum (Department of Economics, Monash University)

Russell Smyth (Department of Economics, Monash University)

 

11:00 11:30                        Drugs and School: Closing the Gap. Evidence from a Randomized Trial

Nria Rodrguez-Planas (IZA, IAE-CSIC and UPF)

 

Session D.4                           Schooling and Marital Choice

Room: Mahogany                       Chair: Stephen C. Smith (George Washington University and IZA)

 

10:00 10:30                        Like Father, Like Son? Intergenerational Education Mobility in India

Vipul Bhatt (James Madison University)

Mehtabul Azam (World Bank and IZA)

 

10:30 11:00                        Female Labour Force Participation and Child Education in India:

The Effect of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Farzana Afridi (Indian Statistical Institute and IZA)

Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay (Indian Statistical Institute and IZA)

Soham Sahoo (Indian Statistical Institute)


First Regional Knowledge Dissemination Workshop on ICRIER's Program on Urbanisation in India | 2012

2012-10-11


First Knowledge Dissemination Workshop 
11th October, 2012 
Bhopal 
ICRIER�s Program on Urbanisation in India 
(Participating states: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh) 
 

Programme

10:00 am - 10:30 am:Registration
10:30 am - 11:40 am:Welcome Remarks by the Government of Madhya Pradesh
10:40 am - 10:55 am:Focus on Governance (Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia)
10:55 am - 11:15 am:Keynote Address by the Chief Guest
Shri. Babulal Gaur
Hon'ble Minister, Urban Administration and Development Department
Government of Madhya Pradesh
11:15 am - 11:30 am:Presentation of the HPEC (Ahluwalia 2011) Report by the Urban Team at ICRIER
[Download Presentation]
Feedback on Governance:
11:30 am - 11:45 am:1. Maharashtra [Download Presentation1][Download Presentation2]
11:45 am - 12:00 pm:2. Chhattisgarh [Download Presentation]
12:00 am - 12:15 pm:3. Gujarat [Download Presentation1] [Download Presentation2]
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm:4. Madhya Pradesh [Download Presentation]
12:30 pm - 01:15 pm:Interactive discussion (moderated by Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia)
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm:Lunch
 [Summary of the proceedings]
[Download Participants List]


Conference on Global Economic Cooperation: Views from G20 Countries | 2012

2012-10-09

Global economic corporation: view from g 20
Concept Note
October 7, 2012 (Sunday), Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre
18:00-19:00Chair :
Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER

Inaugural Lecture
:
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
19:00-21:00Welcome Dinner
October 8, 2012 (Monday), Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
9:00-9:30Registration
9:30-10:30Inaugural Session

Chair:

Isher Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

Keynote Address :
Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, RBI
10:30-11:00Chair:
Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative, IMF, New Delhi 

Special Address:
Vadim B. Lukov, Ambassador-at-Large, Coordinator of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on G20 and BRICS
[Download Presentation]
11:00-11:15Tea/Coffee Break
11:15-13:00Session 1Eurozone Crisis: Short-Run Challenges and Options

Chair:
Pierre Jacquet
, President, Global Development Network

Panel:
  1. Abheek Barua, Chief Economist, HDFC 
    [Download Presentation] [Download Note]
  2. Heribert Dieter, Senior Research Associate, The German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin 
    [Download Note]
  3. Holger Fabig, Head of Division G7/G8, G20, World Economy, Currency Issues - Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany 
    [Download Presentation] [Download Note]
  4. Marcos Troyjo, Co-Director, BRICLab, Columbia University
    [Download Note]

Q & A

13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:45Session 2: Global Imbalances and their Consequences: Past, Present and Future

Chair
:
Onno Ruhl, Country Director, World Bank, India

Panel:
  1. Michael Callaghan, Former Executive Director, Macroeconomic Group (International), Department of the Treasury, Australia. 
    [Download Presentation]
  2. Takuji Kinkyo, Senior Research Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan; Professor, Kobe University. 
    [Download Presentation]
  3. Emil Stavrev, Deputy Division Chief, Multilateral Surveillance Division, IMF 
    [Download Presentation]
  4. Chetan Subramanian, Associate Professor, IIM Bangalore 
    [Download Presentation] [Download Note]
Q & A
15:45-16:00Tea/Coffee Break
16:00-17:45Session 3Financial Regulatory Reforms: Not far enough or Overkill?

Chair:
Anand Sinha
, Deputy Governor, RBI

Panel:
  1. Jae-ha Park, Deputy Dean, ADBI 
    [Download Presentation]
  2. Stephen Pickford, Associate Fellow, Chatham House 
     [Download Presentation] [Download Note]
  3. Paul Bernd Spahn, Professor Emeritus of Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
    [Download Presentation] [Download Note]
  4. Susan Thomas, Assistant Professor, IGIDR
    [Download Presentation]
Q & A
October 9, 2012 (Tuesday), Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
9:30-11:15Session 4Reforming the International Monetary System: The Need for a New Framework

Chair:
Jae-ha Park, Deputy Dean, ADBI

Panel:
  1. Matt Crooke, Minister-Counsellor (Economic), Australian High Commission, New Delhi 
    [Download Presentation] [Download Note]
  2. Renu Kohli, Macroeconomist and Consultant, DEA-ICRIER G20 Research Programme; former staff member, IMF & RBI 
    [Download Presentation]
  3. Gurbachan Singh, Independent Researcher, formerly Visiting Professor, ISI - Delhi Centre 
    [Download Presentation]
  4. Emil Stavrev, Deputy Division Chief, Multilateral Surveillance Division, IMF
    [Download Presentation]
Q & A
11:15-11:30Tea/Coffee Break
11:30- 13:15Session 5A Macroeconomic Policy Agenda for Emerging Economies: What Does Research Tell Us?

Chair:
Bimal Jalan
, Former Governor, RBI

Panel:
  1. Atish Ghosh, Chief, Systemic Issues, and Assistant Director, IMF 
    [Download Presentation]
  2. David Kim, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney 
    [Download Presentation] [Download Note]
  3. Partha Sen, Professor, South Asian University, New Delhi
    [Download Note]
  4. Abhijit Sen Gupta, Senior Economic Officer, ADB, New Delhi 
    [Download Presentation]
Q & A
13:15-14:30Lunch
14:30-16:00Session 6Growth, Austerity and Public Policy

Chair:
Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER

Panel:
  1. Chetan Ghate, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER
    [Download Presentation]
  2. Denis Medvedev, Senior Country Economist, World Bank 
    [Download Presentation]
  3. Alok Sheel, Joint Secretary, DEA, The Ministry of Finance, India 
    [Download Note]
Q & A
 
* The opening remarks by the Chair of the sessions will be for 5 minutes; each speaker will get 20 minutes to present; and Q&A will be for about 20 minutes.


Conference to Inaugurate ICRIER's Program on Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination on Urbanization in India Preparing for the Urban Challenges of the 21st Century | 2012

2012-08-31


Conference to Inaugurate 
ICRIER's Program on Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination on Urbanization in India
Preparing for the Urban Challenges of the 21st Century
 

31st August, 2012
Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi 
 

Programme

10:00 am - 10:30 am:Registration
10:30 am - 11:30 am:Inaugural Session: Setting Out the Challenge
Chair:
Mr Arun Maira,
 Member, Planning Commission
10:30 am - 10:45 am:Welcome and Introduction to the Programme
Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
10:45 am - 11:05 am:Keynote Address by the Chief Guest
Shri. Kamal Nath, Hon'ble Minister of Urban Development
11:05 am - 11:20 am:Discussion with participants
11:20 am - 11:30 am:Concluding Remarks by the Chair
11:30 am - 11:45 am:Tea Break
11:45 am - 1:30 pm:Session II: Unlocking Land Values
Chair:
Dr. Sudhir Krishna, 
Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development
11:45 am - 12:05 am:Setting out the Theme:
 Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER and Project Leader
[Download Presentation]
Experiences from the States:
12:05 am - 12:25 pm:Mr. Navin Mittal, Special Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Andhra Pradesh
[Download Presentation]
12:25 pm - 12:45 pm:Mr. Aseem Gupta, Additional Municipal CommissionerMunicipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm:Discussion
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm:Concluding remarks by the Chair
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm:Lunch
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm:Session III: Land Use and Urban Transport
Chair:
Mr. B. I. Singal,
 Director General, Institute of Urban Transport, New Delhi
2:15 pm - 2:35 pm:Setting out the Theme:
Professor Shivanand Swamy, CEPT, Ahmedabad 
[Download Presentation]
Experiences from the States:
2:35 pm - 2:55 pm:Mr S.P.S Parihar, Principal SecretaryUrban Development, Madhya Pradesh 
[Download Presentation]
2:55 pm - 3:15 pm:Mr.I.P. Gautam, Principal SecretaryUrban Development & Housing, Gujarat 
[Download Presentation]
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm:Discussion
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm:Concluding remarks by the Chair
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm:Launch conference Summary by Ranesh Nair
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Stakeholders Conference on Strategic & Economic Capacity Building Programme | 2012

2012-07-30

GROWTH models and policy processes in india and china

Programme

8.30AMRegistration and Tea
9.00AM - 9.05AMWelcome Address - Isher Judge Ahluwalia,Chairperson, ICRIER
9.05AM - 9.15AMKeynote Remarks - Shivshankar Menon,National Security Advisor
9.15AM - 11.20AMSession I: Strategic and Security Issues
Chair: Kanwal Sibal 

Presentation of Research Papers:

The Politics of Water Discourse in PakistanMedha Bisht, India 
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External Powers & the Regional Cooperation in South Asia: Sino-US Equation - Nausheen Wasi, Pakistan
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Why Peace Accords Falter? Comparative Mapping of South Asian States' Peacemaking - Rita Manchanda, India 

Asia-Gulf Energy Trade: Implications on Maritime Security -Bashir Ahmed, India (Read by Rohit Viswanath) 

Geo-Economic Strategy & Reflectivist Institutionalism: International Seabed Authority's Role vis a vis Strategic Pursuits of China and India in Indian Ocean -Parshant Atkaan, India 

Panel Discussion: 

Shahid Javed Burki, K. Raja Menon, Sanjaya Baru, Madhu Bhalla, Radha Kumar
11.20AM - 11.30AMCoffee Break
11:30AM - 1:15PMSession II: Sustainable Development, Infrastructure & Population
Chair: R. K. Pachauri 

Presentation of Research Papers:

The Impact of Climate Change on Food Security - Richa Srivastava, India & Anna Ranuzzi, Italy (Read by Suman Sahai)
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Securing Low Carbon Growth Strategies in Three Energy Sectors (Power, Transport and Housing) - Venkatesh Dutta, India 
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The Environment in SinoIndian Strategic Relations - You-te Howard Liao, Taiwan & Ravi Prasad Narayanan, India
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Performance Evaluation of Urban Local Governments: A Case Study of Indian CitiesSimanti Bandopadhyaya, India
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Indo-Nepal Relations: Giving a Sustainable Thrust - Nischal Pandey, Nepal 

Panel Discussion: 

Prodipto Ghosh, B. G. Verghese, Robert Bradnock, Suman Sahai, Purnamita Dasgupta
1.15PM - 2.00PMLunch
2.00PM - 4.05PMSession III: South Asian Trade & Economy
Chair: Shahid Javed Burki 

Presentation of Research Papers:

Identifying Potentials for Global Value Chains in India Bangladesh Trade: A Study of Sensitive List Items - Amrita Saha, India
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The Role of Trade and Investment with Bangladesh in Improving Growth Prospects of Tripura - Ashish Nath, India
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Operationalization of Regional Connectivities Between Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan & Strategic Infrastructure Development -M. Rahmatullah, Bangladesh (Read by Sahana Roy Chowdhury)
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India's FDI Outflows in South Asia - Anil Kanungo, India 

Afghan-Pak Transit Trade Agreement: Status, Challenges and Implications - N. K. Paswan, India
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Panel Discussion: 

Nisha Taneja, Joyashree Roy, Debapriya Bhattacharya
4.05PM - 4.15PMCoffee Break
4:15PM - 6:20PMSession IV: Soft Power and Ideologies
Chair: Robert Bradnock 

Presentation of Research Papers:

Trans Border Identities: A Study on the Impact of Bangladeshi and Nepali Migration to India -Subhakanta Behera, India (Read by Tincy Sara Solomon) 

Turkey's Experiments with Islam, Democracy and Development: Lessons for South Asia - Anwar Alam, India

Strategic Influence of Soft Power: Inferences for India from Chinese Engagement of South & Southern Asia -Parama Sinha Palit & Amitendu Palit, India (Read by Ranjana Khare)
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Panel Discussion: 

Mushirul Hasan, Navdeep Singh Suri, Debapriya Bhattacharya
7.30PMDinner
PANELISTS
Sanjaya Baru Director for Geo-economics and Strategy, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) & Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi

Madhu Bhalla Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi

Debapriya Bhattacharya Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh

Robert Bradnock Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Kings College, London

Shahid Javed Burki Former Finance Minister, Pakistan

Purnamita Dasgupta Ford Foundation Chair in Environmental & Resource Economics, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi

Prodipto Ghosh Distinguished Fellow, TERI & Member, Prime Ministers Council on Climate Change, New Delhi

Mushirul Hasan Director General, National Archives of India, New Delhi

Radha Kumar Executive Director, Delhi Policy Group, New Delhi

K. Raja Menon Distinguished Fellow, IPCS & Chairman, Task Force on Net Assessment & Simulation NSC, New Delhi

R. K. Pachauri Director General, Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), India

Joyshree Roy Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Suman Sahai Chairperson, Gene Campaign, New Delhi

Kanwal Sibal Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India

Navdeep Singh Suri Joint Secretary, Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi

Nisha Taneja Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi

B. G. Verghese Visiting Professor, Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi

PAPER WRITERS
Bashir Ahmed, India Third Secretary, Embassy of India, Jakarta, Indonesia

Anwar Alam, India Professor, Centre of West Asian Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi

Parshant Atkaan, India Research Associate, International Division, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi

Simanti Bandopadhyaya, India Senior Economist, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi

Subhakanta Behera, India Consul General of India, Melbourne, Australia

Medha Bisht, India Associate Fellow, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi

Venkatesh Dutta, India Assistant Professor, (Environment, Management and Planning) School for Environmental Sciences, Baba Saheb Ambedhkar University, Lucknow

Anil Kanungo, India Editor& Part of the Research Division, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi

Youte Howard Liao, Taiwan Assistant Professor, China Medical University, Taiwan

Rita Manchanda, India Research Director, South Asia Forum for Human Rights, New Delhi

Ravi Prasad Narayanan, India Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Ashish Nath, India Associate Professor, Department of Analytical & Applied Economics, Tripura University, Tripura

Amitendu Palit, India Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), Singapore

Parama Sinha Palit, India Researcher & Singapore Representative, India-China Economic and Cultural (ICEC) Council, Singapore

Nischal Pandey, Nepal Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, Kathmandu

N. K. Paswan, India Associate Professor, Sikkim University, Gangtok

M. Rahmatullah, Bangladesh Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka, Former Director, Transport & Infrastructure UN-ESCAP, Bangkok

Anna Ranuzzi, Italy Former Researcher, Gene Campaign, New Delhi

Amrita Saha, India Researcher, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi

Richa Srivastava, India Sr. Research Associate, Gene Campaign and Managing Editor, Science and Agriculture Bimonthly Magazine "Gene News",New Delhi

Nausheen Wasi, Pakistan Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, Pakistan 


ICRIER-FGI Workshop on Growth Models and Policy Processes in India and China | 2012

2012-06-22

GROWTH models and policy processes in india and china

ICRIER-FGI WORKSHOP

GROWTH MODELS AND POLICY PROCESSES IN INDIA AND CHINA 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Maple Hall, India Habitat Centre  
 

Programme

8:30 am 9 amRegistration
9 am 10 amOpening Session
Chair: Parthasarathi Shome, Director and CE, ICRIER

Speakers:

Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER 

Geng Xiao, Director of Research, Fung Global Institute

Roberto Zagha, Country Director, World Bank, India
10 am 10.15 amTea break
10.15 am 11.45 amSession I: Growth Models
Chair: Surjit S. Bhalla, Chairman, Oxus Investments 

Speakers:

Shashanka Bhide, Senior Fellow, National Council of Applied Economic Research 

Geng XiaoDirector of Research, Fung Global Institute

N.R. BhanumurthyProfessor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy 

Louis KuijsProject Director, Fung Global Institute

Discussion
11.45 am 1.15 pmSession II: Policy Processes
Chair: Pronab Sen, Principal Adviser, Planning Commission 

Speakers:

Geng Xiao, Director of Research, Fung Global Institute 

Rajat Kathuria, External Consultant, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Louis Kuijs, Project Director, Fung Global Institute

Uri Dadush, Director, Carnegie Endowment's International Economics Program 

Discussion
1.15 am 2.15 pmLunch
2.15 pm 3.45 pmSession III: Agriculture
Chair: Ashok Gulati, Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices 

Speakers:

Uma Lele, Independent Scholar. 

Ramesh Chand, Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

Mohammed Saqib, Secretary General, India China Cultural and Economic Centre (ICEC) 

Discussion
3.45 pm 4 pmTea break
4 pm 5.30 pmSession IV: Urbanization and Sustainability
Chair: Meenu Tewari, Visiting Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations 

Speakers:

Geng Xiao, Director of Research, Fung Global Institute 

Ejaz Ghani, Economic Advisor, World Bank

Pamela Mar, Adjunct Fellow, Fung Global Institute

Amitabh Kundu, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University 

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Workshop on Second Annual India KLEMS Productivity Workshop | 2012

2012-04-26

Programme
SECOND ANNUAL INDIA KLEMS PRODUCTIVITY WORKSHOP

Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre

Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003

26th April, 2012
 
9.15-9.30 AMRegistration
9.30-9.40 AMIntroductory Remarksn

Professor Isher Judge Ahluwalia  
 
9.40-9.45 AMProject Overview

Professor K L Krishna
Session 1: Construction of Gross Output and Intermediate Input Series
Chair: Professor T.C.A Anant, Chief Statistician of India & Secretary, National Statistical Commission, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India 
 
Presentations:
9.45-9.55 AMEstimation of Gross Output Series 

Ms. Sreerupa Sengupta
 
9.55-10.15 AMEstimation of Intermediate Input Series 

Ms. Kuhelika De
 
10.15-11.00 AMDiscussion on Gross Output and Intermediate Input Series Estimates 

Shri S. K. Das; Director General-Central Statistics Office

Shri G C Manna, DDG ? Central Statistics Office
 
11.00-11.15 AMCoffee Break
Session 2: Productivity Estimates for sectors in the Indian Economy
Chair: Professor Aditya Bhattacharjea, Delhi School of Economics
 
Presentations:
 
11.15-11:35 AMTotal Factor Productivity in Broad Sectors of Indian Economy 

Professor B N Goldar
 
11.35-11.55 AMTotal Factor Productivity in disaggregate sectors of Indian Economy 

Dr Deb Kusum Das
 
11.55-12.15 PMLabour Productivity and Employment generation in sectors of Indian Economy 

Professor Suresh Aggarwal
 
12.15-1.00 PMDiscussion on Productivity Estimates in Indian Economy 

Professor Simrit Kaur, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi

Dr. Laveesh Bhandari, Director, Indicus Analytics

Dr. Sandip Sarkar, Senior Fellow Institute for Human Development (IHD)
1.00 PMLunch


Conference on China and India: Sustaining High Quality Growth | 2012

2012-03-20

Capacity builder workshop workshop

Focus. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss China's and India's growth successes among policymakers, practitioners, and academics. It will focus on areas that are viewed as key to sustaining high quality growth over the medium term. It will include a discussion of development paths, financial sector reforms, ways to cope with bouts of global financial instability, inclusiveness, and taxation.

DRAFT OUTLINE

Day 1

8:00-8:30Registration
8:45-9:00Welcome Remarks:

Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER
Anoop Singh, Director, Asia and Pacific Department (APD), IMF
9:00-9:30Keynote Remarks:

Du Jinfu, Deputy Governor, People's Bank of China (PBC)
B. K. Chaturvedi, Deputy Leader of Indian delegation on the India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue and Member, Planning Commission, India.
9:30-11:00SESSION 1 - The Unfinished Agenda of Financial Sector Reforms
Financial sectors have evolved rapidly over the past several years in China and India, and is an area for continued reforms in both countries. However, challenges remain, especially in broadening and deepening access to formal financial system. Further, in light of the financial crisis, increasing attention needs to be paid to systemic risks and interconnectedness of markets. The panel will discuss the following key questions:
  • How can financial reform help transform China and India's economic growth model?
     
  • What types of financial reforms are needed for China and India in light of the financial crisis?
     
  • What are the main obstacles to accelerating progress toward financial inclusion? How can they be overcome?
     
  • Does financial regulation have a role in achieving equity?
ModeratorY. V. Reddy, former Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) 

Panelists:
 
Qi Bin, Director-General, Research and Strategy Center, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) [Download Presentation]
Wendy Dobson, Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto [Download Presentation]
K.P. Krishnan, Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, India [Download Presentation]
Rajiv Lall, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IDFC)
Wang Yu, Deputy Director-General, Research Bureau, PBC
11:00-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-12:45SESSION 2 - Development Paths
Both China and India have witnessed rapid growth. However, they have taken different routes. While China has followed a more traditional manufacturing led growth strategy, India's growth has been driven by the services sector. While these growth strategies have served these economies well, there may be a need to refocus and reprioritize these strategies. The session will focus on the following key questions:
  • Can China and India continue on their respective development paths or do they need to become more similar, i.e. with India switching more to manufacturing and China more towards services?
     
  • How does the evolution of production and export structures affect future growth?
     
  • What are the lessons that these two countries can learn from each other?
     
  • How relevant is the G20 Agenda on Development for India and China ?
Moderator: - Bai Chong-En, Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor and Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Panelists:
 
Jahangir Aziz, Senior Asia and India Chief Economist, JP Morgan Chase
Qi Bin, Director-General, Research and Strategy Center, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) [Download Presentation]
Gajendra Haldea, Adviser to Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India
Cong Liang, Deputy Director-General, Department of National Economy, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) [Download Presentation]
Pradip P. Shah, Chairman, IndAsia Fund Advisors Private Limited
12:45-13:00Remarks: Arvind Virmani, Executive Director for India, IMF[Download Presentation]
13:00-14:00Lunch
- Venue: The Claridges
14:15-15:45SESSION 3- Ensuring that the Benefits of Growth are Shared Broadly
Higher growth has been seen as the only way out of poverty and income inequality in the emerging economies. Experience shows, however, that higher growth does not automatically translate into lower inequality and substantial progress on social indicators. The panel will discuss the following key questions:
  • How rapid growth in India and China has affected poverty and inequality?
     
  • What explains the different performance of these two countries?
     
  • How to design policy initiatives to make growth more inclusive?
ModeratorJehangir Pocha, Co-promoter, INX News Pvt. Ltd.

Panelists:
 
Narendra Jadhav, Member, Planning Commission, India
Sunil Jain, Opinion Editor, Financial Express [Download Presentation]
Anoop Singh, Director, APD, IMF / Laura Papi, Assistant Director, Asia and Pacific Department [Download Presentation] 
Hu Xin Zhi, General Manager, Strategic Planning Department, Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) [Download Presentation]
Fan Zhigang, Deputy Head, Urban Finance Research Institute, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)[Download Presentation]
15:45-16:00Tea Break
16:00-17:30SESSION 4 - Securing Fiscal Resources for Development Expenditures
Going forward, raising fiscal resources efficiently will be important for sustaining and furthering growth. Tax reforms in India have yielded results; however, there is still ample scope for simplifying and unifying the tax structure, and for improving the efficiency of tax collection. The panel will discuss the following key questions:
  • What are the lessons from China's experience with tax reforms?
     
  • What can be expected from the introduction of the GST and the new Direct Tax Code in India?
     
  • What are the remaining hurdles?
Chair/Moderator: Parthasarathi Shome, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER [Download Presentation] 

Panelists:
 
Gao Peiyong, Dean, National Academy of Economic Strategy [Download Presentation]
Vikram Nehru, Senior Associate, Asia Programme, Carnegie Endowment
Sun Jie, Senior Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics, CASS [Download Presentation]
Shyamal Mukherjee, Executive Director and Joint Tax Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
19:30Dinner
Venue: Magnolia Hall, Habitat Center

Day 2

9:00-10:30SESSION 5 - Coping with Global Financial Instability
Both, China and India, have become more integrated globally over time. Preventing economic disruptions and sustaining growth in the face of growing uncertainties in the US and the EU is going to be a key challenge for these countries. The panel will discuss the following key questions:
  • How to cope with periods of high global financial instability? How disruptive have the US and European problems been or could be?
     
  • To what extent can risks associated with exposure to advanced economies be mitigated by reducing reliance on the US dollar and the euro?
     
  • Are there merits to internationalizing domestic currencies for emerging countries like China and India? If so, how can this agenda be pushed forward?
Chair/ModeratorYanqing Yang, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, China Business News 

Panelists:
 
Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor and Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER
Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, RBI
Zhang Yuyan, Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics, CASS [Download Presentation]
Yung Chul Park, Professor, International Studies, Korea University, Seoul [Download Presentation]
Zong Liang, Deputy General Manager, Strategic Development Department, Bank of China [Download Presentation]
10:30-10:45Coffee Break
10:45-11:45Round Table Discussion: Ensuring Strong Growth in the Post-Crisis Global Economy
Moderator: - Vikram Chandra, Chief Executive Officer, New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV)

Discussants:
 
Anand Sharma, Hon'ble Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles, India
Zhou Qiren, Dean, National School of Development, Peking University
Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Ltd. (ICICI)
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF 
Bai Chong-En, Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor and Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University.
12:30-14:00Lunch
- Venue: The Claridges


Workshop on Infrastructure Financing: Indian and Japanese Perspectives | 2012

2012-02-24

Infrastructure financing: indian and japanese perspectives workshop

WORKSHOP

Infrastructure Financing: Indian and Japanese Perspectives 

24th February 2012

ICRIER Conference Room  
 

Programme

10.00 amWelcome Remarks by Mr. Juichi KimuraChief Representative, JBIC, New Delhi

Opening Remarks by Dr. Isher Ahluwalia,Chairperson, ICRIER 

Remarks on workshop theme by Mr. Amitabh Kant,Chief Executive, DMIC
10.45 amSession 1: Changes in Development Finance in Asia: Trends, Challenges, and Policy Implications
Chair: Mr. Gajendra HaldeaAdviser to DCH (Infrastructure), Planning Commission

Presentation by Mr. Toshiro NishizawaHead Country Credit Dept., JBIC [Download Presentation]

Discussant: Dr. Partha MukhopadhyaySenior Fellow, CPR

Discussion
12.00 pmSession 2: Asian Financial Flows and Infrastructure Finance in Asia
Chair: Mr. H. K. DubeyExecutive Director Operations, HUDCO 

Presentation by Prof. Yoshino NaoyukiProfessor, Keio University, Japan [Download Presentation] 

Discussant: Mr. Cherian ThomasCOO, IDFC Foundation

Discussion
1.30Lunch


Capacity Building Workshop on Urban Planning and Finance | 2012

2012-02-23

Capacity builder workshop workshop

Programme

8:30 8:45 amRegistration
8:45 10:00 amSession I -Introductory Session
8:45 9:00 amWelcome Remarks by Mr. Hun Kim, Country Director,Asian Development Bank
9:00 9:30 amPerspectives on Capacity Building for Urban Development in India
Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia,Chairperson,High Powered Expert Committee on Urban Infrastructure and Services
9:30 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 10:15 amTea Break
10:15 12:15 pmSession II Urban Planning
Dr. P K Mohanty , Additional Secretary & Mission Director
(JNNURM), Ministry of Housing& Urban Poverty Alleviation  [Download Presentation]

Dr. Bimal Patel, Director, Environmental Planning Collaborative, Ahmedabad  [Download Presentation]
12:15 1:00 pmSession III Municipal Finance
Mr. Arbind Modi ,Consultant, Planning Commission, Government of India  [Download Presentation]
1:00 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 3:15 pmSession IV Financing Urban Infrastructure
Dr. K.P. Krishnan, Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, GOI  [Download Presentation]

Professor Srinivas Chary Vedala, Dean of Research and Management Studies, Centre for Energy, Environment, Urban Governance, Infrastructure Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad   [Download Presentation]
3:15 3:30 pmTea Break
3:30 5:00 pmSession V Actions for Speedy Project Implementation
Mr. Vaibhav Galriya, Project Director, Rajasthan Urban Development Project   [Download Presentation]

Mr. Arvind Shrivastava, Secretary, Government of Karnataka  [Download Presentation]

Mr. Vivek Bharadwaj, CEO, Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, West Bengal 
5:00 5:30 pm  Session VI Break out Sessions on Urban Planning and Urban Finance 
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ICRIER-ADB workshop on Integrating South and East Asia: An Analysis of the Economic Effects of Intensified Regional Cooperation and Integration | 2012

2012-02-03

Workshop:Integrating South and East Asia: An Analysis of the Economic Effects of Intensified Regional Cooperation and Integration
Place:New Delhi
By:ICRIER-ADB


Workshop on Growth and Inclusion: Theoretical and applied perspectives | 2012

2012-01-13

Growth inclusion workshop
Day 1: Thursday, January 12, 2012
2:30-3:00pmRegistration
3:00-3:15pmWelcome speech by R. Gopalan, Ministry of Finance (India)
3:15-3:45pmKeynote Presentation: Challenges for Emerging Economies

Venugopal Reddy, University of Hyderabad (India)
3:45-6:00pmSession I: Growth and the Global Economy

Chair:

Michael Spence, New York University (USA)

Speakers: 
Food Inflation: Drivers and Policy Implications
Subir Gokarn, Reserve Bank of India (India)
[Download Presentation]

Comments on Fiscal and Monetary Policy for Growth
Kaushik Basu, Ministry of Finance/Cornell University (India/USA) 

International Monetary System
Richard Cooper, Harvard University (USA)
[Download Paper]

Refreshments will be available throughout this session
7:00-8:30pmSession II: Public Lecture

Welcome speech by Nitin Desai, ICRIER (India)

Keynote Presentation: Economic Growth in a Multipolar World

Michael Spence, New York University (USA) 
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Discussant:
Venugopal Reddy, University of Hyderabad (India)
8:30-10:00pmDinner
Day 2: Friday, January 13, 2012
8:30-9:00amRefreshments
9:00-10:50amSession III Part 1: Growth from the Bottom Up

Chair:
TN Ninan, The Business Standard (India)

Speakers: 
Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Future Prospects
Martha Chen, Harvard University (USA)
[Download Presentation] [Download Paper]

Dismantling the License Quota Raid Raj for the Informal Sector:
Towards a Bottom Up Agenda of Economic Reforms

Madhu Kishwar, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (India) 
[Download Paper]

Discussant:
Reema Nanavaty, Self Employed Women Association (India) 
[Download Presentation] [Download Paper]
10:50-11:00amRefreshments
11:00am-12:50pmSession III Part 2: Growth from the Bottom Up

Chair:
TN Ninan, The Business Standard (India)

Speakers: 
The Poor and Growth
Abhijit Banerjee,
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
[Download Presentation]

2 + 2 = 3: The Orwellian Record of Inclusive Growth in India
Surjit Bhalla,
 Oxus Investments (India) 
[Download Presentation]

Discussant:
Himanshu, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)
12:50-2:00pmLunch on
2:00-3:50pmSession IV: Understanding Economic Growth in India

Chair:
Narendra Jadhav, Planning Commission (India)

Speakers: 
Rethinking Growth and the State
Philippe Aghion,
 Harvard University (USA)
[Download Presentation]

Sectoral Infrastructure Investment in an Unbalanced Growing Economy: The Case of India
Chetan Ghate, Indian Statistical Institute (India) 
[Download Paper] [Download Presentation]

Discussant:
K.P. Krishnan, Economic Advisory Council, Office of the Prime Minister (India) 
Partha Sen, Delhi School of Economics (India)
3:50-4:00pmRefreshments
4:00-5:30pmSession V: Growth, Inflation and Inclusion: Summing Up

Chair:
Montek Ahluwalia, Planning Commission (India)

Speakers: 
Philippe Aghion, Harvard University (USA)
Indira Rajaraman, Indian Statistical Institute (India)
Arun Maira, Planning Commission (India)
Michael Spence, New York University (USA)
Madhu Kishwar, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (India) 
5:30-7:00pm  Cocktails


Conference on 13th Annual Neemrana Conference | 2011

2011-12-18

Neemrana conference
Day 1: December 16, 2011 (Friday)
12:30 pmLunch at 32, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
(Hosted by Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia)
2:30 pmDeparture from New Delhi to Neemrana
6:00 - 7:30 pmSession I: The World Economy

Chair: 
N. K. Singh, Member Board of Governors, ICRIER

Speakers:
Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

Discussion
7:30 pmCultural Event followed by Cocktails and Dinner
Day 2: December 17, 2011 (Saturday)
Morning walk in the surroundings of Neemrana followed by Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00 amSession II: Macro Economic Environment

Chair: 
R. Gopalan, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance

Speakers:
Michael Woodford John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, Columbia University
[Download Presentation]

Anil Kashyap Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
[Download Presentation]

T. N. Ninan Chairman and Editorial Director, Business Standard
[Download Presentation]

Shashanka Bhide Senior Fellow, NCAER
[Download Presentation]

Discussion
11:00 - 11:30 amTea/Coffe
11:30 - 1:00 pmSession III: Financial Sector Challenges

Chair: 
Parthasarathi Shome, Director and CE, ICRIER

Speakers:
Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
[Download Presentation]

Chetan Ghate Associate Professor, Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute-Delhi
[Download Presentation]

Anne O. Krueger, Professor, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Ashima Goyal Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
[Download Presentation]

Discussion
1:00 - 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 - 3:30 pmSession IV: Challenges for India Moving Forward

Chair: 
Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

Speakers:
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

B. J. Panda, Member of Parliament
3:30 - 4:00 pmTea/Coffee
4:00 - 5:30 pmSession V: Challenge of Governance

Chair:
Suman Bery, Country Director, India, International Growth Centre (IGC)

Speakers: 
Marianne Bertrand Chris P. Dialynas, Professor of Economics and Richard N. Rosett, Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
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Shankar Acharya Honorary Professor and Member Board of Governors, ICRIER
[Download Presentation]

Ashwini Deshpande Professor, Delhi School of Economics
[Download Presentation]

Discussion
6:00 - 7:00 pmChair:
Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT

Guest Speaker: 
Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development, Communication and Information Technology

Theme - Realizing Indias Demographic Dividend
7:30 pm  Cultural Event followed by Cocktails and Dinner
Day 3: December 18, 2011 (Sunday)
09:30 - 11:00 amSession VI: Trade and Manufacturing

Chair:
Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher, Distinguished Service Professor, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Speakers: 
Marc Melitz Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University
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Rana Hasan Senior Economist, Asian Development Bank
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Anwarul Hoda Professor and Member Board of Governors, ICRIER
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Discussion
11:00 - 11:30 amTea/Coffee
11:30 - 1:00 pmSession VII: Telecommunication Services

Chair: 
Shekhar Shah, Director General, NCAER

Speakers:
Rob Porter Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University
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S. Ramadorai, Advisor to PM in National Council on Skill Development and Vice-Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services

Rajat Kathuria Professor, International Management Institute
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Discussion
1:00 - 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 - 3:15 pmSession VIII: Environment and Climate Change

Chair:
Anwarul Hoda, Professor and Member Board of Governors, ICRIER

Speakers:
E. Somanathan Professor, Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute-Delhi
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Rohini Pande Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
[Download Presentation]

Aparna Sawhney Associate Professor, JNU
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Discussion
3:15 - 3:45 pmTea/Coffee
3:45 - 5:00 pmSession IX: Social Sector (Education) 

Chair: 
S. Mahendra Dev, Director (Vice Chancellor), IGIDR

Speakers: 
Abhijit Banerjee Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT
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Pawan Agarwal Adviser , Planning Commission
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Karthik Muralidharan Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California at San Diego
[Download Presentation]

Discussion
7:00 pmCocktails and Dinner
Day 4: December 19, 2011 (Monday)
Check out and Departure for New Delhi after Breakfast


Research dialogue on Emerging Economy Perspectives and Priorities in the New Multi-polar World | 2011

2011-11-15


Research Dialogue on
Emerging Economy Perspectives and PrioritiesIn the New Multi-polar World
 
Food, Energy and Health Security:What Roles for Technological and Institutional Innovations?
 
Beijing, China
November 13-15, 2011
Beijing Dialogue Summary
Programme
 
Sunday, November 13, 2011
All dayArrival of International Participants
18:30 hrsMeet in the lobby of the Wenjin HotelAnd short walk to the Restaurant
18:45 hrsWelcome Dinner
Venue
: Quanjude Restaurant (Beijing Duck)
1/F, Block A.C, SP. Tower, Tsinghua Science Park
Haidian District, Beijing
Tel: +86(10)82150018
Monday, November 14, 2011
09:00 hrsDepart hotel
Meet in the lobby of the Wenjin Hotel; transfer arranged by the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) at the Tsinghua University
09:20 - 09:30 hrsRegistration
Meeting Room 302
SPPM, Tsinghua University
09:30 - 10:30 hrsInaugural Session

Word of Welcome:

Prof. Lan XUE, Dean of SPPM, Tsinghua University.

Inaugural Address:

Amb. Yuanying PEI, Former Chinese Ambassador to India
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Opening Remarks:
Dr. Stephen McGurk, Regional Director, IDRC

Conference Overview and Vote of Thanks:

Dr. Pooja Sharma, Senior Fellow, ICRIER
10:30 - 10:35 hrsGroup Photo in front of SPPM
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10:35 - 11:00 hrsTea/Coffee
11:00 - 13:00 hrsDialogue I: Health
(Issue: Financing of universal health care coverage)

Chair:
 Dr. Yiming SHAO, Chief Expert, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention (NCAIDS)

Key Panelists:

Prof. Gordon LIU (China)
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Prof. Wei ZHANG (China)
Prof. Christina Possas (Brazil)
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Dr. Phusit Prakongsai (Thailand)
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Dr. A. K. Shiva Kumar (India) (TBC)
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13:00 - 14:30 hrsLunch (Short walk to the restaurant) 
Jingchun Garden on Tsinghua Campus
14:30 - 16:00 hrsDialogue II: Energy, Environment and Climate Change
(Issue: Role of public policy and technology and innovation in promoting energy security)

Chair
: Prof. Ye QI
, Director, Climate Policy Initiative, Tsinghua University

Key Panelists:

Prof. Jose Moreira (Brazil)
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Dr. Kejun JIANG (China)
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Dr. Joyashree Roy (India)
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16:00 - 16:30 hrsTea/Coffee
16:30 hrsTransfer to Wenjin Hotel; transfer arranged by SPPM
18:30 hrsCocktails and Dinner 
Lantingxu Restaurant
3rd floor in Wenjin Hotel
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
08:30 hrsDepart hotel ( Meet in the lobby of the Wenjin Hotel; transfer arranged by SPPM)
9:00 - 11:00 hrsDialogue III: Technology and Innovation
(Issue: Role of institutions and policies in promoting innovation)

Chair: Prof. Zheng LIANG, SPPM, Tsinghua University

Key Panelists:
Prof. Mario Cimoli (Mexico)
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Prof. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka (Kenya)
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Dr. Tarek H. Selim (Egypt)
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Dr. Rajeswari Raina (India)
[Download Presentation]
Prof. Lan XUE (China)
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11:15-11:30 hrsTea/Coffee
11:30-14:00 hrsDialogue IVAgriculture, Food Security and Livelihood
(Issue: Role of and challenges faced by small holder agriculture)

Chair
: Mr. Changbao ZHAO, Deputy Director, Research Center for the Rural Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, China

Key Panelists:
Dr. Tengku Ariff (Malaysia)
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Prof. Antonio Buainain (Brazil)
Prof. Erol Hasan Cakmak (Turkey)
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Prof. Mahendra Dev (India)
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Dr. Xiaobing WANG (China)
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Prof. Antonio Yunez-Naude (Mexico)
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14:00-15:00 hrsLunch (Lunchbox at SPPM)
15:00-16:30 hrsConclusion Session

Chair
: Prof. Lan XUE, Dean and Professor, SPPM

Highlights of the Four Dialogues:
Prof. Jose Moreira (Brazil)
Prof. Christina Possas (Brazil)
Prof. Zheng LIANG (China)
Mr. Changbao ZHAO (China)

Discussion

Final Comments:
Dr. Stephen McGURK, Regional Director, IDRC Regional Office for South Asia and China
Dr. Pooja Sharma, Senior Fellow, ICRIER
16:30-17:00 hrsTea/Coffee
18:00 hrsDinner (Transfer to the restaurant; transfer arranged by SPPM)
Venue: Baijia Dayuan Restaurant 
Lejia Garden, 15 Suzhou Street 
Haidian District, Beijing 
Tel: +8610-62658851/ 62654186
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Conference on Global Cooperation for Sustainable Growth and Development Views from G20 Countries | 2011

2011-09-14

G20 Conference Summary

September 13, 2011 (Tuesday)
ChairParthasarathi Shome, Director & CE, ICRIER
Inaugural Address:Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
Special Address:Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution, USA
Keynote Conference Speech:Pranab Mukherjee, Honble Finance Minister, Government of India
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Chair:Isher J. Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
Vote of ThanksParthasarathi Shome, Director & CE, ICRIER
 
Session 1: Financial Sector Regulatory Reforms
Chair:Anand Sinha, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India
Speaker 1:Paul Bernd Spahn, Professor, Goethe Business School, Germany
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Speaker 2:Kalpana Kochhar, Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank, USA
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Speaker 3:Anwar Nasution, Professor, University of Indonesia
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Discussant 1:Ashima Goyal, Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
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Discussant 2:Matt Crooke, Minister-Counsellor (Economic), High Commission of Australia, New Delhi
 
Session 2: Reducing Global Imbalances
Chair:Pablo Moreno, Head of the International Division, DG International Affairs, Banco de Espaa
Speaker 1:David Vines, Professor, Oxford University, CEPR, UK
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Speaker 2:Mihir Rakshit, Head, Monetary Research Project, ICRA Ltd.
Speaker 3:Roberto Zagha, Country Director, World Bank, India
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Discussant 1:Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, Fellow, ICRIER
Discussant 2:Shigeo Kashiwagi, Senior Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Japan
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Session 3: The International Monetary System
Chair:Masahiro Kawai, Dean and CEO, ADBI, Japan
Speaker 1:Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House, UK
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Speaker 2:James Boughton, Historian, International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA
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Speaker 3:Agns Bnassy-Qur, Director, CEPII
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Discussant 1:Sheetal Chand, Professor, Neapolis University, Cyprus
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Discussant 2:Renu Kohli, Senior Consultant, ICRIER
 
September 14, 2011 (Wednesday)
Special Address:R. Gopalan, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
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Chair:Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House, UK
 
Session 4: Capital Flows Volatility and Financial Safety Nets
Chair:Paul Bernd Spahn, Professor, Goethe Business School, Germany
Speaker 1:Stephen Pickford, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
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Speaker 2:Atish R. Ghosh, Chief, Systemic Issues Division, International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA
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Speaker 3:Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India
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Discussant 1:Abhijit Sen Gupta, Senior Economics Officer, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Discussant 2:Tarun Ramadorai, Reader in Finance, Sad Business School, University of Oxford
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Session 5: Development Agenda: The Way Forward
Chair:Alok Sheel, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Speaker 1:Klaus F. Zimmermann, Full Professor of Economics, Bonn University and Director, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA Bonn), Germany
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Speaker 2:Guanghua Wan, Principal Economist, Economics and Research Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Speaker 3:Stephen Phua, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
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Speaker 4:Nagesh Kumar, Chief Economist, UN-ESCAP
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Speaker 5:Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, Lead Professional and Adviser to the Dean, ADBI
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Session 6: Commodity Markets and Food Security
Chair:Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE, ICRIER
Speaker 1:Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany
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Speaker 2:Christopher L. Gilbert, Professor of Econometrics, University of Trento, Italy
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Speaker 3:Bharat Ramaswami, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi
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Discussant 1:Francis Xavier Rathinam, Fellow, ICRIER
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[Conference Photos]


Review-cum-brainstorming Workshop on Emerging Economies Research Dialogue | 2011

2011-03-21

 
Emerging Economies Research Dialogue Review - cum - brainstorming workshop
 
March 21, 2011
New Delhi, India
Welcome and IntroductionWelcome: Dr. Partho Shome, Director & CE, ICRIER, New Delhi, India
Opening Remarks: Dr. Stephen McGurk, Director, Regional Office for South Asia and China, IDRC, Canada
 
Session I: Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood
Moderator:Prof. Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, India
Lead panelist:Prof. Antonio Yunez Naude, Director, Centro de Estudios Econmicos, El Colegio de Mxico, Mexico
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Panelists:Prof. Antnio Mrcio Buainain, Professor of Economics, Instituto de Economia, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof. S. Mahendra Dev, Director, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India

Open Discussion
 
Session II: Technology and Innovation
Moderator:Dr. Y.S. Rajan, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) HeadquartersBengaluru, India
Lead panelist:Mr. Anjan Das, Senior Director, Knowledge and Innovation Initiatives, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi, India
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Panelists:Prof. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Director, Monitoring and Research Division, UN-HABITAT and Professorial Fellow, UNU-MERIT, Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. Rajah Rasiah, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Dr. Rajeswari Raina, Scientist, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS-CSIR), New Delhi, India

Open Discussion 
 
Session III: Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Moderator:Dr. Partho Shome, Director & CE, ICRIER, New Delhi, India
Lead speaker:Prof. Jose Roberto Moreira, Brazilian Reference Center on Biomass, Institute of Electrotechnology and Energy, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Panelists:Dr. Ligia Noronha, Director, Resources and Global Security Division, TERI, New Delhi, India

Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished fellow, TERI, New Delhi, India

Prof. Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Professor, Centre for Development and Environmental Policy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India  

Open Discussion
 
Session IV: Health
Moderator:Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, India
Lead speaker:Prof. Claudio Sapelli, Instituto de Economia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
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Panelists:Ms. Meenakshi DattaGhosh, Former Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Former Principal Adviser, Health, Nutrition and Family Welfare, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi

Dr. K. Sujatha Rao, Former Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi, India.

Open Discussion
 
Concluding Session [Download]
Moderator:Prof. Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor, Trade Policy and WTO Research Programme, ICRIER, New Delhi, India
 Discussion of visiting panelists and organisers (open for all workshop participants) on the modalities of the second research dialogue


Workshop on First India KLEMS workshop | 2011

2011-01-24

Workshop:First India KLEMS workshop
Venue:Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre,
Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110003


Workshop on Trade Facilitation in South Asia: Enhancing Intra-SAARC Trade | 2011

2011-01-13

Workshop:Trade Facilitation in South Asia: Enhancing Intra-SAARC Trade
Speaker:Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Assistant Professor of Finance at ISB
Venue:ICRIER Conference Hall
New Delhi


Workshop on Making SAFTA Effective: An Approach for Pruning Sensitive Lists in South Asia | 2010

2010-12-13

  
Making SAFTA Effective: An Approach for Pruning Sensitive Lists in South Asia (A Joint ICRIER-KAS Workshop)
December 13, 2010
Session 1: Introductory Remarks
Prof. Anwarul Hoda (Acting Director and CE, ICRIER)
Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy (Resident Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)
Prof. Nisha Taneja (Professor, ICRIER)
Session 2: Presentation of Project Reports
IndiaDr. Saon Ray (Senior Fellow), Devjit Roy Chowdhury(Research Assistant) and Neetika Kaushal (Research Assistant), ICRIER, New Delhi
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NepalMr. Paras Kharel (Senior Program Officer),
SAWTEE, Kathmandu
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Sri LankaMs Dharshani R. Premaratne (Research Assistant),
IPS, Colombo
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BangladeshDr. Khondaker Golam Moazzem
(Senior Research Fellow), CPD, Dhaka
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PakistanDr Shaheen Rafi Khan (Research Fellow), SDPI, Islamabad
Session 3: Discussion
Comments from Discussants
Concluding Remarks by Prof. Nisha Taneja (Professor, ICRIER) and Mr. Tomislav Delinic (Director, Regional Program SAARC, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)


Conference on Policies for Growth and Financial Stability beyond the Crisis - The Scope for Global Cooperation | 2010

2010-10-28

International Cooperation in Times of Global Crisis: Views from G20 Countries
September 16 - 17, 2010
Day 1: Thrusday, September 16, 2010
Inaugural Session
Opening Remarks:Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE (Designate), ICRIER, India
Agns Benassy-Quere, Director, CEPII, France and
Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director, Bruegel, Belgium
Inaugural Address:Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India
Session 1: Financial Reform: The End of International Coordination?
Chair:Shigeo Kashiwagi, Senior Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan.
Speaker 1:Avinash Persaud, Chairman, Intelligence Capital, UK.
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Speaker 2:Nicolas Veron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, 
Belgium.
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Speaker 3:Aditya Narain, Deputy Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF.
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Discussant 1:Andrew Sheng, Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission
Discussant 2:Olena Havrylchyk, Economist, CEPII, France.
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Luncheon Session
Chair :Jean Pisani Ferry, Director, BRUEGEL, Belgium
Keynote Speech :Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, President, Notre Europe
Session 2: Trade and Investment: How to Avoid Protectionism and Foster Openness?
Chair :Anwarul Hoda, Professor and Member, Governing Body, ICRIER
Speaker 1 :Richard Baldwin, Professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva andSimon Evenett, Professor, University of St Gallen and CEPR, Switzerland. 
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Speaker 2 :Peter Draper, Trade Program Head, South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa
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Speaker 3 :Alejandro Jara, Deputy Director General, WTO.
Discussant 1 :Sinan lgen, Chairman, EDAM, Turkey.
Session 3: Global Rebalancing: What Can Be Delivered?
Chair : Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER, India.
Speaker 1:Yiping Huang, Professor, Peking University, China.
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Speaker 2:Heribert Dieter, SWP, Germany and Co-Director of the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform.
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Speaker 3:Gian-Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Assistant Director, Research Department, IMF.
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Discussant 1:Ku-Hyun Jung, Senior Advisor and Former President, Samsung Research Institute (SERI), Korea.
Discussant 2:David Vines, Professor, Oxford University, UK.
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Discussant 3:Enrique Alberola, Executive Coordinator, International Affairs Associate Directorate, Bank of Spain.
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Conference Dinner with Keynote Speech (The Claridges, New Delhi)
Chair : Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE (Designate), ICRIER
Keynote Speech :Andrew Sheng, Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission
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Day 2: Friday, September 17, 2010
Session 4: Can The International Monetary System Be Reformed?
Chair : Carlo Monticelli, Head of International Department, Treasury, Italy
Speaker 1:Masahiro Kawai, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan
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Speaker 2:Marcel Fratzscher, Head of Division, European Central Bank
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Discussant 1:Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Adviser Chief, Strategy Unit, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF
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Discussant 2:Michel Aglietta, Professor, University of Paris X Nanterre, France
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Special Session
Chair :Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER, India
Keynote Speech:Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister, India.
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Luncheon Session
ChairAgns Bnassy-Qur, Director, CEPII, France
Luncheon Address:Changyong Rhee, Secretary General of the Presidential Committee for the G-20 Summit Committee.
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Session 5: Financial Safety Nets: How Can Regional and Multilateral Schemes Coexist?
Chair :Bruno Cabrillac, Director for Economics, International and European Relations, Bank of France.
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Speaker 1:Daniel Gros, Director, CEPS, Belgium.
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Speaker 2:Valerie Rouxel Laxton, European Commission, DG ECFIN.
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Discussant 1:Raden Pardede, Former Chairman of Indonesian Financial Stability Forum.
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Discussant 2:Biswa N. Bhattacharyay, Advisor to Dean, ADBI.
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Discussant 3:Natalia Volchkova, Assistant Professor, New Economic School and Lead Economist, Russia.
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Round Table on International Cooperation in Times of Global Crisis: The Way Ahead
Chair :Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, RBI, India
Panelists :Richard Baldwin, Professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Peter Draper, Trade Program Head, South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa.

Yiping Huang, Professor, Peking University, China and ANU, Australia.

Rajiv Kumar, Economist, India.

Reza Moghadam, Head, IMFs Strategy, Policy and Review Department.
Summing Up:Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE (Designate), ICRIER, India and
Agns Benassy-Quere, Director, CEPII, France


Conference on International Cooperation in Times of Global Crisis: Views from G20 Countries | 2010

2010-09-17

International Cooperation in Times of Global Crisis: Views from G20 Countries
September 16 - 17, 2010
Day 1: Thrusday, September 16, 2010
Inaugural Session
Opening Remarks:Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE (Designate), ICRIER, India
Agns Benassy-Quere, Director, CEPII, France and
Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director, Bruegel, Belgium
Inaugural Address:Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India
Session 1: Financial Reform: The End of International Coordination?
Chair:Shigeo Kashiwagi, Senior Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan.
Speaker 1:Avinash Persaud, Chairman, Intelligence Capital, UK.
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Speaker 2:Nicolas Veron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, 
Belgium.
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Speaker 3:Aditya Narain, Deputy Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF.
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Discussant 1:Andrew Sheng, Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission
Discussant 2:Olena Havrylchyk, Economist, CEPII, France.
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Luncheon Session
Chair :Jean Pisani Ferry, Director, BRUEGEL, Belgium
Keynote Speech :Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, President, Notre Europe
Session 2: Trade and Investment: How to Avoid Protectionism and Foster Openness?
Chair :Anwarul Hoda, Professor and Member, Governing Body, ICRIER
Speaker 1 :Richard Baldwin, Professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva andSimon Evenett, Professor, University of St Gallen and CEPR, Switzerland. 
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Speaker 2 :Peter Draper, Trade Program Head, South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa
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Speaker 3 :Alejandro Jara, Deputy Director General, WTO.
Discussant 1 :Sinan lgen, Chairman, EDAM, Turkey.
Session 3: Global Rebalancing: What Can Be Delivered?
Chair : Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER, India.
Speaker 1:Yiping Huang, Professor, Peking University, China.
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Speaker 2:Heribert Dieter, SWP, Germany and Co-Director of the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform.
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Speaker 3:Gian-Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Assistant Director, Research Department, IMF.
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Discussant 1:Ku-Hyun Jung, Senior Advisor and Former President, Samsung Research Institute (SERI), Korea.
Discussant 2:David Vines, Professor, Oxford University, UK.
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Discussant 3:Enrique Alberola, Executive Coordinator, International Affairs Associate Directorate, Bank of Spain.
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Conference Dinner with Keynote Speech (The Claridges, New Delhi)
Chair : Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE (Designate), ICRIER
Keynote Speech :Andrew Sheng, Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission
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Day 2: Friday, September 17, 2010
Session 4: Can The International Monetary System Be Reformed?
Chair : Carlo Monticelli, Head of International Department, Treasury, Italy
Speaker 1:Masahiro Kawai, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan
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Speaker 2:Marcel Fratzscher, Head of Division, European Central Bank
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Discussant 1:Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Adviser Chief, Strategy Unit, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF
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Discussant 2:Michel Aglietta, Professor, University of Paris X Nanterre, France
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Special Session
Chair :Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER, India
Keynote Speech:Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister, India.
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Luncheon Session
ChairAgns Bnassy-Qur, Director, CEPII, France
Luncheon Address:Changyong Rhee, Secretary General of the Presidential Committee for the G-20 Summit Committee.
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Session 5: Financial Safety Nets: How Can Regional and Multilateral Schemes Coexist?
Chair :Bruno Cabrillac, Director for Economics, International and European Relations, Bank of France.
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Speaker 1:Daniel Gros, Director, CEPS, Belgium.
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Speaker 2:Valerie Rouxel Laxton, European Commission, DG ECFIN.
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Discussant 1:Raden Pardede, Former Chairman of Indonesian Financial Stability Forum.
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Discussant 2:Biswa N. Bhattacharyay, Advisor to Dean, ADBI.
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Discussant 3:Natalia Volchkova, Assistant Professor, New Economic School and Lead Economist, Russia.
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Round Table on International Cooperation in Times of Global Crisis: The Way Ahead
Chair :Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, RBI, India
Panelists :Richard Baldwin, Professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Peter Draper, Trade Program Head, South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa.

Yiping Huang, Professor, Peking University, China and ANU, Australia.

Rajiv Kumar, Economist, India.

Reza Moghadam, Head, IMFs Strategy, Policy and Review Department.
Summing Up:Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE (Designate), ICRIER, India and
Agns Benassy-Quere, Director, CEPII, France.


Conference on Opportunities for Global Partnership between India and Japan - Infrastructure, the Environment, and Finance | 2010

2010-09-14


 
  
Supported by: PRI (Ministry of Finance, Japan)
 
Opportunities for Global Partnership between India and Japan
Infrastructure, the Environment, and Finance
September 13 - 14, 2010

Day 1: Monday, September 13, 2010
Inaugural Session
Opening Remarks:Dr. Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE (Designate), ICRIER
Welcome Remarks:Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe, President and CEO, JBIC
Keynote Address:Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
Panel Discussion
Moderator:Mr. T.N. Ninan, Editorial Director and Chairman Business Standard
Guest Speakers:Dr. Eisuke Sakakibara, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University

Mr. Seigou Mizunuma, Executive Director, J Power
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Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe, President & CEO, JBIC
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Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Economist

Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, DMICDC

Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI
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Closing Remarks:Mr. Joichi Kimura, Chief Representative, JBIC, New Delhi
Day 2: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Working Sessions
Opening Remarks:Mr. Anwarul Hoda, Member, Board of Governors ICRIER
Welcome Remarks:Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe, President and CEO, JBIC
Session 1: Japan's Medium to Long-Term Economic Strategy and Medium to Long-Term Outlook for the Indian Economy
Chairperson:Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Editor, Business Standard
PresentationsDr. Tokuo Iwaisako, Principal Economist, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan
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Dr. Mathew Joseph, Senior Consultant, ICRIER
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Lead Discussant:Ms. Madoka Koda, Senior Economist, Asia Department III, JCIF
Session 2: Imperatives of Infrastructure Development in India
Chairperson:Mr. Toshiro Nishizawa, Director, Asia Department II, JCIF
PresentationsMr. Ryuta Suzuki, Deputy Division Chief, Asia and Oceania Finance Department, JBIC
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Dr. Ramgopal Agarwala
, Distinguished Fellow, RIS
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Lead Discussant:Dr. Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
Session 3: Future Direction of Financial Liberalization in India
Chairperson:Dr. S. Narayan, Former Economic Advisor, Govt. of India
PresentationsDr. Satoshi Koibuchi, Associate Professor, Chuo University, Japan
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Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Visiting Faculty at Planning Unit (Department of Economics), Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre
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Dr. Ashima Goyal, Professor, Indira Gandhi Inst. of Dev. Research
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Lead Discussant:Dr. K.P. Krishnan, Secretary, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council
Session 4: India-Japan Partnership Towards a Low-Carbon Economy
Chairperson:Dr. Kirit S. Parikh, Chairman, Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe)
Presentations
 
Dr. Toshihiro Uchida, Associate Professor, Chukyo University
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Dr. Aparna Sawhney, Associate Professor, Centre for International Trade and Development, JNU
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Lead Discussant:Dr. Meeta Keswani Mehra, Associate Professor, Centre for International Trade and Development, JNU
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Closing Remarks:Mr. Joichi Kimura, Chief Representative, JBIC, New Delhi


Workshop on The Impact of Present Financial Crisis on the Financial Markets of Germany, India and Japan | 2010

2010-08-23

Workshop on
The Impact of Present Financial Crisis on the Financial
Markets of Germany, India and Japan
 
(A Joint ICRIER-KAS Workshop)
August 23, 2010  
 
Chair: Professor Rajat Kathuria, ICRIER
KAS: Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy, Representative to India and for the SAARC Cooperation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Introductory Remarks By: Professor Dayanand Arora, Professor of International Finance and Accounting, The HTW, Berlin (principal investigator)
Presenters of Project ReportsCapital Account Management: A Case Study of Germany
Ms. Neha Malik, Research Assistant, ICRIER
Capital Account Liberalization and Management of Capital flows in India
Mr. Shuheb Khan, Research Associate, ICRIER
Sequencing Capital Account Liberalization: The Japanese Experience
Mr. Francis Rathinam, Fellow, ICRIER
Capital Account Management: Lessons from the Comparative Study
Prof. Dayanand Arora
DiscussantOn Germany: Prof. Jan Priewe, The HTW, Berlin
On India: Mr. Ulrich Bartsch, Senior Macro-Economist, World Bank, India
On Japan: Prof. Toshihiko Kinoshita, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo
Open Discussion


Conference on Multi-Country Research Dialogue on Emerging Economies in the New World Order: Promises, Pitfalls and Priorities | 2010

2010-08-13

 
Multi-Country Research Dialogue on
Emerging Economies in the New World Order: Promises, Pitfalls and Prioritie
 
The Claridges, New Delhi, India
April 12 - 13, 2010

Programme
 
Monday, April 12, 2010
09:00-09:30Registration
09:30-10:30Inaugural Session

Word of Welcome:
Dr. Rajiv KUMAR, Director & CE, ICRIER

Special Address: 
Dr. Rohinton MEDHORA, Vice President-Programs, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Inaugural Address:
Mr. Montek Singh AHLUWALIA, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India

Conference Overview and Vote of Thanks:
Prof. Amit RAY, Chair Professor of Trade, Technology and Competitiveness, ICRIER
10:30-11:00Tea/Coffee
11:00-13:00Dialogue I: Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood
Chair: Professor Abhijit SEN, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India and Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Key Panelists: 
Dr. Tengku ARIFF (Malaysia)
Prof. Antonio BUAINAIN (Brazil)
Prof. Anthony IKPI (Nigeria)
Prof. Huang JIKUN (China) 
Dr. Surabhi MITTAL (India)
Prof. Antonio YUNEZ-NAUDE (Mexico)
Rapporteur:
Dr. Subhanil CHOWDHURY, ICRIER
13:00-14:30Lunch
14:30-16:30Dialogue II: Technology and Innovation
Chair: Dr. Rajiv KUMAR, Director & CE, ICRIER
Key Panelists:
Prof. Jose CASSIOLATO (Brazil)
Prof. Mario CIMOLI (Chile)
Prof. Banji OYELARAN-OYEYINKA (Kenya) 
Prof. Rajah RASIAH (Malaysia)
Prof. Amit RAY (India)
Rapporteur
Mr. Sabyasachi SAHA, ICRIER
16:30-17:00Tea/Coffee
19:00Cocktails and Dinner
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
9:00-11:00Dialogue III: Energy, Environment and Climate Change [Download]
Chair: Mr. Nitin DESAI, Honorary Professor, ICRIER
Key Panelists:
Dr. David FIG (South Africa)
Prof. Jose MOREIRA (Brazil) 
Dr. Meeta MEHRA and Dr. Aparna SAWHNEY (India)
Dr. Tarek H. SELIM (Egypt)
Rapporteur:
Ms. Sirjjan PREET, ICRIER
11:00-11:30Tea/Coffee
11:30-13:30Dialogue IV: Health
Chair:
 Dr. Rohinton MEDHORA, Vice President-Programs, Canadas International Development Research Centre
Key Panelists
Dr. Wiku ADISASMITO (Indonesia)
Prof. K Srinath REDDY (India)
Prof. Claudio SAPELLI (Chile)
Rapporteur
Dr. Alamuru SOUMYA, ICRIER
13:30-15:00Lunch
15:00-16:30CONCLUDING SESSION [Download]

Chair:
 Dr. Yu YONGDING, Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China

Highlights of the Four Dialogues:
Prof. Amit RAY, Chair Professor, ICRIER 
Dr. Subhanil CHOWDHURY, ICRIER
Mr. Sabyasachi SAHA, ICRIER 
Ms. Sirjjan PREET, ICRIER
Dr. Alamuru SOUMYA, ICRIER

Discussion

Final Comments:
Dr. Stephen McGURK, Regional Director, IDRC Regional Office for South Asia and China
Dr. Rajiv KUMAR, Director & CE, ICRIER
16:30-17:00Tea/Coffee

Panelists
  1. Dr. Wiku ADISASMITO, 
    Department of Health Policy & Administration,
    Faculty of Public Health,
    University of Indonesia, 
    Depok, Indonesia
  2. Dr. Rajeev ANANTARAM, 
    Senior Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi, India
  3. Dr. Tengku ARIFF, 
    Director, Economic and Technology Management Research Centre, 
    Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), 
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  4. Dr. Praveen ARORA, 
    Director, Department of Science and Technology
    Govt. of India
  5. Prof. Pulapre BALAKRISHNAN, 
    Centre for International Trade and Development, 
    Jawaharlal Nehru University
    New Delhi, India
  6. Dr. Saradindu BHADURI, 
    Centre for Studies in Science Policy,
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, 
    New Delhi, India
  7. Prof. Antonio BUAINAIN, 
    Professor of Economics, Instituto de Economia, 
    State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), 
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
  8. Prof. Jose CASSIOLATO, 
    Instituto de Economia, 
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  9. Prof. G K CHADHA, 
    CEO, South Asian University, New Delhi, India
    (Formerly), Member, Prime Ministers Economic Advisory Council, Government of India
  10. Mr. Javid CHOWDHURY, 
    (Formerly), Secretary, Ministry of Health, 
    Govt of India
  11. Prof. Mario CIMOLI, 
    Division on Production, Productivity and Management, 
    Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) 
    Santiago, Chile.
  12. Dr. David FIG, 
    Chairman, BioWatch, 
    South Africa
  13. Prof. Anup GHOSH. 
    Associate Dean (Industrial R&D), 
    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
    New Delhi, India
  14. Dr. Prodipto GHOSH
    Distinguished fellow
    TERI, New Delhi, India
  15. Prof. Anthony IKPI, 
    Department of Agricultural Economics, 
    University of Ibadan, 
    Nigeria 
  16. Prof. Huang JIKUN, 
    Director and Professor, 
    Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy, 
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, 
    Beijing, China
  17. Prof. Rajat KATHURIA, 
    ICRIER
    New Delhi, India
  18. Dr. Rajiv KUMAR, 
    Director and CE, ICRIER
    New Delhi, India
  19. Dr. Stephen McGURK
    Regional Director, 
    IDRC Regional Office for South Asia and China
    New Delhi, India
  20. Dr. Meeta MEHRA 
    Centre for International Trade and Development, 
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, 
    New Delhi India
  21. Dr. Surabhi MITTAL, 
    Senior Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi, India
  22. Prof. Jose MOREIRA, 
    Brazilian Reference Center on Biomass, 
    Institute of Electrotechnology and Energy, 
    University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  23. Mr. Alok MUKHOPADHYAY, 
    CEO, Voluntary Health Association of India
    New Delhi, India 
  24. Prof. (Dr.) Lalit NATH, 
    (Formerly) Professor of Public Health and Director, 
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    New Delhi, India
  25. Mr. Shrawan NIGAM, 
    ICRIER, New Delhi, India
  26. Dr. Ligia NORONHA
    TERI, New Delhi, India
  27. Prof. Banji OYELARAN-OYEYINKA, 
    Director, Monitoring and Research Division, 
    UN-HABITAT, Kenya 
    and Professorial Fellow, UNU-MERIT
  28. Dr. Rajeswari RAINA, 
    NISTADS
    New Delhi, India
  29. Prof. Rajah RASIAH, 
    Faculty of Economics and Administration, 
    University of Malaya, 
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  30. Prof. Amit RAY, 
    Chair Professor of Trade Technology and Competitiveness, ICRIER, 
    Professor of Economics, Centre for International Trade and Development,
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, 
    New Delhi, India
  31. Prof. K Srinath REDDY, 
    President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), 
    New Delhi, India
  32. Prof. Claudio SAPELLI, 
    Instituto de Economia, 
    Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, 
    Santiago, Chile
  33. Dr. Aparna SAWHNEY, 
    Centre for International Trade and Development, 
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, 
    New Delhi India
  34. Dr. Tarek H. SELIM, 
    Department of Economics, 
    American University in Cairo, 
    Egypt
  35. Prof. Ramprasad SENGUPTA, 
    Centre for Economic Studies and Planning,
    Jawaharlal Nehru University
    New Delhi, India
  36. Prof. Ravi SRIVASTAVA, 
    Centre for Studies in Regional Development
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  37. Prof. Antonio YUNEZ-NAUDE, 
    Director, Centro de Esttudios Economicos, 
    El Colegio de Mexico, 
    Mexico City, Mexico

List of Papers
Dialogue I: Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood
  1. Dr. Tengku ARIFF, Director, Economic and Technology Management Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    "Dimensions of Food and Livelihood Security of Agricultural Trade: The Case of Malaysia"
  2. Prof. Antonio BUAINAIN, Professor of Economics, Instituto de Economia, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo,Brazil
    "Recent Development Patterns of Brazilian Agriculture"
  3. Prof. Anthony IKPI, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria 
    "Nigerias Policy Concerns and Issues of Global Governance in Agriculture and Food Security"
  4. Prof. Huang JIKUN, Director and Professor, Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    "Chinas Agricultural Performance with Specific Focus on the Roles of Institutional Reform Technology Change and Trade Liberalization"
  5. Dr. Surabhi MITTAL, Senior Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi, India
    "Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood: India paper"
  6. Prof. Antonio YUNEZ-NAUDE, Director, Centro de Esttudios Economicos, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 
    "Liberalizing the Agricultural Sector: The Experience of Mexico
Dialogue II: Technology and Innovation
  1. Prof. Jose CASSIOLATO, Instituto de Economia, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    "Dynamics of the Brazilian Innovation System"
  2. Prof. Mario CIMOLI, Division on Production, Productivity and Management, ECLAC, Santiago, Chile.
    "Uncovering Innovation Dynamics and Development Processes: A Mexican Perspective"
  3. Prof. Banji OYELARAN-OYEYINKA, Director, Monitoring and Research Division, UN-HABITAT, Kenya and Professorial Fellow, UNU-MERIT
    "Innovation Systems in Latecomer Development"
  4. Prof. Rajah RASIAH, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    "The Role of the Diaspora in building National Innovation Systems: The Experience of India, Malaysia and Taiwan"
  5. Prof. Amit RAY, Chair Professor of Trade Technology and Competitiveness, ICRIER, and Professor of Economics, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
    "Perspectives on Public Funded Research for Technological Development: Insights from Indias Technology Trajectory"
Dialogue III: Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Summary

Introduction
The populous, fast-growing emerging economies of Brazil, China, Egypt, India and South Africa face daunting challenges on the energy, environment and climate change fronts. These five countries accounted for 42 percent of the global population in 2008 but only 26 percent of global energy supply. CO2 emissions per unit of energy are lowest for Brazil, way below the global average, whilst Chinas energy mix is more CO2 emitting than the global average. Emissions in the other three countries are around the global average. Energy consumption in these countries is growing and with economic growth and higher populations, the demand for energy will grow even higher. The pressure on these countries to reduce their dependence on energy imports and to reduce CO2 emissions will increase the attractiveness of renewable energy sources in these countries.

Energy Mix
The five countries under consideration have different resources and problems and associated approaches to developing renewable sources of energy. Whilst China, India and South Africa are largely dependent on coal, Brazil uses a lot of hydropower and ethanol from sugarcane. Egypt, which uses mainly oil and gas, is running short of oil. The dependence on imports of oil and energy resources in general is significant for these countries. Brazil launched its ethanol programme in the 1970s when its oil import bill rose dramatically. Although Egypt has been a net oil exporter, it fears that it will soon need to import oil. Thus, all these countries have their own compulsions to push for the development of renewable and cleaner sources of energy.

Approaches to developing renewable energy
There are commonalities and differences in the approaches that these countries have followed to deal with their perceived problems in the context of their own resource base. Moreira (2010) argues that Brazils strategy for clean and renewable energy is based on its vast land and water resources. Forty-six percent of its primary energy in 2007 was from renewable resources. Gao (2010) describes three targets of Chinas energy policies: reducing energy intensity of GDP by 20 percent over2006-20; increasing share of non-hydrocarbon sources to 15 percent by 2020 and reducing carbon emissions intensity of GDP by 40-45 percent over 2005-20. Given that more than 90 percent of energy came from hydrocarbons in 2008, of which 69 percent, this appears to be a big challenge. According to Selim (2010), Egypt, which has been an oil exporter, faces a problem different from other emerging economies. Oil production has been declining over the past decade and the country became a net oil importer in 2008. However, the country has discovered large gas reserves and shifted from oil to natural gas. Egypt is ranked third in consumption of natural gas with around 88 percent of total electricity being generated from natural gas and remaining from 12 percent coming from the Aswan high Dam. Indias energy problems arise from meager oil and gas resources, small wind power potential, limited resources of hydropower and scarcity of land and water couples with a fast growing economy and large and increasing population. Indias clean energy options in the medium term are improving energy efficiency and rapidly developing renewables that are economical today. The Indian government has initiated a number of policy measures to promote renewable energy. Fig (2010) discusses the adoption of renewable energy sources in South Africa. South Africa has no oil, little gas and low hydro potential and is largely dependent on coal with 200 years worth of reserves. Despite its plentiful access to wind and solar energy, South Africa has till date concentrated on fossil fuel development like many other countries. South Arica has announced a target of 10000 GWhr, about 4 percent of current energy generated from renewable resources by 2013. According to Fig, the development of renewable energy in the country suffers from fragmentation of responsibilities for the energy sector among different ministries, a situation similar to that in India, where eight ministries look after the energy sector.

Insights from country studies
The studies reveal that energy policies, issues and strategies of the countries are dominated by their resource base. Brazil with its abundant land and water resources has promoted hydropower and sugarcane-based ethanol. China, India and South Africa are centered on coal and the former two countries recognize the need to shift away from coal and have strong programmes to promote energy efficiency and clean and renewable source of energy. South Africa, however, is only "reluctantly embracing" renewables. Egypt, however, has experienced no compulsion until now to promote renewable energy not even solar and is more concerned with about how to make the transition from oil, whose price has been kept at low level, to natural gas.

Conclusions
The emerging economies research dialogue on energy indicated that sector strategies and policies in these countries were driven by their desire for energy security and to reduce their dependence on imported energy as well as concerns of climate change. As a result, generation of energy from domestic renewable energy sources was found to be a very attractive strategy. Promoting energy efficiency that reduces the need for energy in the first place was deemed an even more attractive policy. 

References:

Fig, David. "Reluctant Embrace: South Africa and Renewable Energy" paper presented at the research dialogue on Emerging Economies in the New World Order: Promises, Pitfalls and Priorities April 12-13 2010, New Delhi.

Gao, Shinxian. "Chinas Energy: Present Situation and its Policies" paper prepared for the research dialogue on Emerging Economies in the New World Order: Promises, Pitfalls and Priorities April 12-13 2010, New Delhi.

Moreira, Jose. "Brazilian Perspective on Clean Energy" paper presented at the research dialogue on Emerging Economies in the New World Order: Promises, Pitfalls and Priorities April 12-13 2010, New Delhi.

Parikh, Kirit. "Approaches to the Development of Renewable and Clean Energy in Brazil, China, Egypt, India and South Africa: Lessons for Emerging Countries" 2011

Sawhney, Aparna and Meeta Mehra "Indian Perspective on Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency" paper presented at the research dialogue on Emerging Economies in the New World Order: Promises, Pitfalls and Priorities April 12-13 2010, New Delhi.

Selim, Tarek. "Towards A New Energy and Environmental Policy for Egypt: Development of Clean Sources in An Emerging Economy" paper presented at the research dialogue on Emerging Economies in the New World Order: Promises, Pitfalls and Priorities April 12-13 2010, New Delhi.

  • This summary is based on Kirit S. Parikh (2011) review of the papers prepared for the first Emerging Economies Research Dialogue, "Emerging Economies in the New World Order: Promises, Pitfalls and Priorities," 12-13 April, New Delhi.
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    Dialogue IV: Health
    1. Dr. Wiku ADISASMITO, Department of Health Policy & Administration, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
      "Resilient to Emerging Infectious Diseases: National, Regional and Global Concerns"
    2. Prof. K Srinath REDDY, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, India
      "Post H1N1 Pandemic: Time to Introspect, Scrutinise and be Honest"
    3. Prof. Claudio SAPELLI, Instituto de Economia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
      "Lessons for the Design of a System of Health Care Provision and Financing from the Chilean Experience"


    Workshop on Research and Action Agenda for a National Broadband Initiative | 2010

    2010-04-16

     
    Workshop on Research and Action Agenda for a National Broadband Initiative
    April 16, 2010
    Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre,
    New Delhi 110003, India. 

    Topic/Speakers
    Introduction to the Workshop and Inauguration
    Introduction (Prof Rekha Jain, Prof Rajat Kathuria)
    Inauguration: Secretary DIT (Mr R Chandrashekhar), Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER (Dr Rajiv Kumar)
    Theme 1: Experience of Other Countries
    Chair: Prof Rajat Kathuria Professor, ICRIER
    1. Prof Rekha Jain (Executive Chair, IITCOE and Professor, IIMA)<download presentation>
       
    2. Mr Deep Kalra (CEO, MakeMyTrip.com and Member of the Executive Council, NASSCOM Internet Working Group)
       
    3. Dr Robert Pepper (Senior Managing Director, Global Adv. Tech. Policy Unit, Cisco Systems Inc) <download presentation>
       
    4. Mr Neil Gough (Director, Public Policy, Emerging Markets, Vodafone) <download presentation>
    Theme 2: Technological Developments
    Chair: Mr Sridhar Venkatesh, C-DOT Alcatel Research Center
    1. Prof Abhay Karandikar (Convener & Coordinator, TICET, IIT Bombay) <download presentation>
       
    2. Mr T R Dua (Deputy Director General, COAI) <download presentation>
       
    3. Mr Ajay Ranjan Mishra (Global Head - Innovations Management, Nokia Siemens Networks) <download presentation>
    Theme 3: State Level Factors
    Chair: (Dr Priya Ranjan), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
    1. Prof Rajanish Dass (Professor, IIMA) <download presentation>
       
    2. Mr Deepak Maheshwari (Director-Corporate Affairs, Microsoft)<download presentation>
       
    3. Prof Rajat Kathuria Professor, ICRIER <download presentation>
    Theme 4: Demand Factors
    Chair: Prof. Rekha Jain, IIMA
    1. Mr Mohan Krishnan (Sr. Vice President, IMRB) <download presentation>
       
    2. Mr Kunal Bajaj (Partner, Director, India, Analysys Mason Limited)<download presentation>
       
    3. Mr Rajat Mukarji (Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular)<download presentation>
    Theme 5: Addressing the Needs of Rural, Semi urban, Low Ability to Pay Customers
    Chair: Dr Subrat Kar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
    1. Mr S K Gupta (Advisor (CN), TRAI) <download presentation>
       
    2. Mr Arun Pande (Head of Innovation Labs, TCS) <download presentation>
       
    3. Mr Rakesh Kapur (Joint Managing Director, IFFCO) <download presentation>
       
    4. Dr Anand Vinekar (Head of Department, Pediatric Retina & Tele-Ophthalmology, Narayana Nethralaya) <download presentation>
    Panel Discussion: Local Loop Unbundling and its Role in Broadband Developments
    Chair: Dr Mahesh Uppal, ComFirst (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    1. Prof Sidharth Sinha (Professor, IIMA) (Lead Panelist) <download presentation> <download paper>
       
    2. Dr Varadharajan Sridhar (Research Fellow, Sasken Communication Technologies) <download presentation>
    Review and Developing the Future Agenda (All Chairs)


    Conference on India-Japan-China Dialogue on East Asia Summit Process: The Leadership Conundrum | 2010

    2010-04-07

    International Conference
    India-Japan-China Dialogue on East Asia Summit Process: The Leadership Conundrum
    April 6 -7, 2010
    New Delhi (Organized by ICRIER)

    Day 1: Tuesday, April 6, 2010
    Opening Remarks:Rajiv Kumar, Director and CE, ICRIER
    Session I: Regional Integration: Implications for the International Economic System
    Chairperson:Kishan S. Rana, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies
    Guest Speakers:Yu Yongding, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
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    Masahiro Kawai, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
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    Surjit Bhalla, Managing Director, Oxus Investments Private Limited
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    Discussant:Sanjaya Baru, Editor, Business Standard
    Session II: Economic Community-Building in East Asia: Trends and Prospects
    Chairperson:Masahiro Kawai, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
    Guest Speakers:Risaburo Nezu, Member of the Board and Senior Executive Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute
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    S. K. Mohanty, Senior Fellow, RIS
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    Peter Chow, Professor, Dept. of Economics, City College New York
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    Ram Upendra Das, Senior Fellow, RIS
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    Discussant:R. S. Ratna, Professor, Centre for WTO Studies
    Day 2: Wednesday, April 7, 2010
    Session III: The Case for India-Japan-China Trilateralism
    Chairperson:Sudhir Devare, Director General, Indian Council for World Affairs
    Guest Speakers:S. Narayan, Former Economic Advisor to Govt. of India

    Madhu Bhalla, Professor and Head, Dept. of East Asian Studies, Delhi Univ.

    Vijay Sakhuja, Research Director, Indian Council for World Affairs
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    Discussant:C. Rajamohan, Strategic Affairs Editor, The Indian Express
    Panel Discussion: East Asia Summit: Way Forward for Managing Multi-polar Asia
    Chairperson:Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor ICRIER
    Guest Speakers:Yu Yongding, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    Masahiro Kawai, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

    Rajiv Kumar, Director and CE, ICRIER

    Risaburo Nezu, Member of the Board and Senior Executive Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute


    International Conference India-Japan-China Dialogue on East Asia Summit Process: The Leadership Conundrum April 6 -7, 2010 New Delhi (Organized by ICRIER) Day 1: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Opening Remarks: Rajiv Kumar, Director and CE, ICRIER Session I: Reg | 2010

    2010-02-10

    Indias Economy: Performance and Challenges
     
    February 10, 2010
    New Delhi, (Organized by ICRIER)
     
    Session 1: Global Perspectives
    Chairperson:Y. V. Reddy (former Governor, RBI)
    Chapter authors / speakers:Martin Wolf
    "India in the World"

    Nicholas Stern, Ruth Kattumuri & Nandan Nilekani
    "A Global Deal on Climate Change: A Possible Role for India"
    Discussant:Shyam Saran, PMs Special Envoy on Climate Change and former Foreign Secretary
    Session 2: Macro and Financial Policies
    Chairperson:Bimal Jalan (former Governor, RBI)
    Chapter authors / speakers:Shankar Acharya
    "Macroeconomic Performance and Policies, 200008"
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    Rakesh Mohan
    "Indias Financial Sector and Monetary Policy Reforms: Fostering Growth while Containing Risk"

    Jaimini Bhagwati
    "Indias Capital Markets"
    Discussants:Subir Gokarn, Dy. Governor, RBI

    Ravi Narain
    , MD & CEO, NSE
    Session 3: Growth, Inequality, Reforms
    Chairperson:Vijay Kelkar
    (Chairman, India Development Foundation)
    Chapter authors / speakers:Surjit Bhalla
    "Indian Economic Growth, 1950 -2008: Facts and Beliefs, Puzzles and Policies
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    Suresh Tendulkar
    "Inequality and Equity during Rapid Growth Process"
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    C. Rangarajan
    "Two Episodes in the Reform Process"
    Discussants:Roberto Zagha, Director, World Bank

    Sudipto Mundle
    , Emeritus Professor, NIPFP
    Session 4: Sectoral Perspectives
    Chairperson:N. K. Singh (MP, Rajya Sabha)
    Chapter authors / speakers:Ashok Gulati
    "Accelerating Agriculture Growth"
    [Download Presentation]

    Gajendra Haldea
    "Infrastructure at Crossroads"
    [Download Presentation]

    Isher Judge Ahluwalia
    "Social Sector Development: A Perspective from Punjab"
    [Download Presentation]

    Sunil Jain and T. N. Ninan
    "Servicing Indias GDP Growth"
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    Discussants:Rajiv Lall, MD & CEO, IDFC
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    Kirit Parikh, Chairman, IRADe


    Conference on Eleventh Annual Neemrana Conference | 2010

    2010-01-16

    Eleventh Annual Neemrana Conference
    January 16-19, 2010
    (Organized by ICRIER)

    Day 1: Saturday, January 16, 2010
    Session I: The World Economy
    Chair:D. Subbarao
    Speakers:Martin Feldstein (NBER) 
    Raghuram Rajan (NBER)
    Day 2: Sunday, January 17, 2010
    Session II: Global Financial Crisis
    Chair:Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive ICRIER
    Speakers:Jeremy Stein (NBER)
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    Rakesh Mohan
    Session III: The Indian Economy
    Chair:N. K. Singh
    Speakers:C. Rangarajan

    Shankar Acharya
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    Presentation by Nandan Nilekani on Unique Identity, Micropayments and the challenges of the last mile
    Session IV: Reform of the Global Financial Architecture
    Chair :Suman Bery
    Speakers:Montek Ahluwalia

    Jagdish Bhagwati (NBER)
    Day 3: Monday, January 18, 2010
    Session V: Challenges of Urbanization
    Chair:B. J. Panda
    Speakers:Isher Judge Ahluwalia
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    Ramesh Ramanathan
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    Ed Glaeser (NBER)
    Session VI: Environment
    Chair:Shyam Saran
    Speakers:Catherine Wolfram (NBER)
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    E. Somanathan
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    Severin Borenstein (NBER)
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    Session VII: Affirmative Action
    Chair:Nandan Nilekani
    Speakers:Rohini Pande (NBER)
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    Abhijit Banerjee (NBER)
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    Session VIII: Governance & Delivery of Public Services
    Chair:Deepender Hooda
    Speakers:Madhav Chavan
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    Krishan Kumar
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    Karthik Muralidharan (NBER)
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    Conference on South Asian Financial Systems at a Crossroad: Promoting Stability and Growth | 2009

    2009-11-12

    Conference on
    South Asian Financial Systems at a Crossroad:
    Promoting Stability and Growth
     
    November 11 & 12, 2009,
    India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

     
    11 November 2009 (Wednesday)
    Inaugural Session
    • Words of welcome by Rajiv Kumar, Director and CE, ICRIER
    • Special address by Benno Graw, Financial Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai
    • Overview of the conference by Gunther Taube, Head of Department International Regulatory Framework, Good Governance, Economic Policy, InWEnt
    • Inaugural Address by Ashok Chawla, Secretary, MoF, GOI
    Session 1: The Future of Financial Sector Reforms
    Chair:Rajiv Kumar, Director and CE, ICRIER
    Speakers:K. P. Krishnan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, India
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    B. D. W. A. Silva, Assistant Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
    [Download Presentation & Paper]

    Paul Joseph, I.E.S (Retd), Principal Advisor, MCX Stock Exchange
    [Download Presentation]
    Session 2: Strengthening Regulatory Surveillance
    Chair:Hans-Bernd Schaefer, Professor at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
    Speakers:Ashima Goyal, Professor at Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai
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    Meir Sokoler, Member of the Board of the Israeli Supervisory Authority, IMF Advisor, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel
    [Download Presentation]

    Dayanand Arora, Visiting Professor, ICIRER and Professor, HTW Berlin, Germany
    [Download Presentation]

    Nicolas Veron, Resident Scholar, Bruegel, Belgium
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    A. V. Raja, Reader, Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad
    [Download Presentation]
    12 November 2009 (Thursday)
    Session 3: Monetary Policy against the Backdrop of the Global Financial Crisis
    Chair:Madhusudan Mohanty, Head of Macroeconomic Monitoring, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
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    Speakers:Deepak Mohanty, Head of Economic Policy, Statistics and Information Department, Reserve Bank of India
    [Download Presentation]

    Raja Syamsul Anwar, Deputy Director, Monetary Assessment and Strategy Department, Bank Negara Malaysia

    Victor Munyama, Research Department, South African Reserve Bank

    Wolfgang Modery, Advisor in Monetary Policy Stance, European Central Bank

    Key note address by Huzzatul Islam Latifee, Managing Director, Grameen Trust, Bangladesh on Perspectives of microfinance on the backdrop of the global financial crisis
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    Session 4: High Level Panel Discussion: The Future of the International Financial Architecture
    Chair :Ashok Kumar Lahiri, Executive Director, Asian Development Bank
    Speakers:V. Rajwade, Former Director, CRISIL, India
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    Salman Shah, Former Minister of Finance, Pakistan

    Hekinus Manao, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia; member of the G 20 Working Group on Enhancing Sound Regulation and Strengthening Transparency
    [Download Paper]

    Stefanie Wolff-Hamacher, International Financial Markets, Financial Stability Board, Ministry of Finance Germany
    [Download Paper]

    Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

    End of conference with a vote of thanks by Ina Dettmann-Busch, Senior Project Manager, Economic Policy/Good Governance, InWEnt
     
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    Conference on International Cooperation in Times of Global Crisis: Views from G20 Countries | 2009

    2009-09-15



    ICRIER Policy Brief

    Day 1: September 14, 2009
    Inaugural Session
    Opening CommentsRajiv Kumar, Director & CE, ICRIER, India
    Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director, Bruegel, Belgium
    Agnes Benassy-Quere, Director, CEPII, France
    Keynote SpeechMontek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India
    Session 1: Scope and Architecture of Financial Regulation
    Chair:Shigeo Kashiwagi, Senior Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan
    Speaker 1Avinash Persaud, Chairman, Intelligence Capital, UK
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    Speaker 2Silvina Vatnick, President and Co-Founder of the Center for Financial Stability (CEF), Argentina
    [Download Presentation]
    Discussant 1Olena Havrylchyk, Economist, CEPII, France
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    Discussant 2Anand Sinha, Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India, India
    Session 2: Accounting Standards and Financial Transparence
    Chair:Louis Pauly, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
    Speaker 1Viral Acharya, Professor, New York University, Stern, USA
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    Speaker 2Nicolas Veron, Research Fellow, Bruegel, Belgium
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    Discussant 1P R Ravi Mohan, General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, India
    Discussant 2Ku-Hyun Jung, Samsung Economic Research Institute, South Korea
    Session 3: Global Imbalances and the International Monetary System
    ChairJean Pisani-Ferry, Director of Bruegel, Belgium
    Speaker 1David Vines, Professor, Oxford University, CEPR, UK
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    Speaker 2Manuel Ramos Francia, Head of Research, Bank of Mexico, Mexico
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    Speaker 3Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Assistant Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, US
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    Discussant 1Edwin M. Truman, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, USA
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    Discussant 2HE Fan, CASS, Beijing, China
    Discussant 3Dietrich Jahn, Head, Directorate Monetary Policies, German Ministry of Finance, Germany
    Day 2: September 15, 2009
    Key note addresses
    Chair:Bimal Jalan, Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India
    Keynote SpeechAndrew Sheng, Professor of University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
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    Session 4: Cross-Border Trade and Finance: Emerging Protectionism
    Chair :Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER, India
    Speaker 1Peter Draper, Trade Program Head, South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa
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    Speaker 2Min Tang, Deputy Secretary General, China Development Research Foundation, China
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    Conference on India-Japan Economic Cooperation | 2008

    2009-07-14

    Conference on
    "India-Japan Economic Cooperation"
     
    July 14, 2008
    Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

     
    The objective of the seminar was to spell out the opportunities and challenges for Indo-Japanese Economic Cooperation in todays rapidly globalizing world. The Conference brought together some of the eminent policy makers, academicians, corporate executives and researchers working in the broad area of India-Japan Economic Cooperation. The Conference attempted to identify and suggest measures to fill the existing gaps in the policy aspects in both these countries to strengthen the economic cooperation between them. It aimed to identify future research domain on the subject. The detailed programme-structure of the Conference was as follows-

    Opening RemarksDr. Rajiv Kumar, Director and CE,ICRIER
    Session IChair: Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati, Additional Secretary (Economic Relations), MEA, Govt. of India

    PresentationProf. Masahiro Kawai, Dean, ADBI, Tokyo, Japan on "Japan-India Economic Cooperation"
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    Session IIChair: Dr. Shyam S. Agarwal, Additional Director General of Foreign Trade, Govt. of India

    Presentation
    : by Dr. Toshiro Nishizawa, JBIC, Japan on "Survey of Japanese FDI"
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    Session IIIChair: Prof. Brij Tankha, Professor, Dept. of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi

    Presentation: by Amb. Aftab Seth, Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan on "Japan India Relations - Some History and Contemporary Developments"
    Closing remarksClosing remarks and vote of thanks by Mr. Shrawan Nigam, Senior Consultant (ICRIER)


    Roundtable on Efficiency of Economic Policy Formation, Development and Implementation in Key South Asian Economies | 2009

    2009-06-30

    Roundtable on Efficiency of Economic Policy Formation,
    Development and Implementation in Key South Asian
    Economies
     
    June 29 - 30, 2009
     
    29 June, 2009
    Welcome and Roundtable ObjectivesPresenters: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, ICRIER, New Delhi and Prof. Peter Drysdale, ANU, Australia
    Improving Policy Efficiency in South Asia: Conceptual Approach
    Chair:Prof. Peter Drysdale
    Presenter:Dr. Philippa Dee, Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU, Australia 
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    Session 1: Financial sector reforms in India
    Chair:Dr. Ishrat Husain, IBA, Karachi
    Presenter:Prof. Rajendra Vaidya, IGIDR, Mumbai
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    Discussant:Prof. Kaliappa Kalirajan, ANU, Australia
    Session 2: Public Finance and Taxation reforms in India
    Chair:Dr. M. Govinda Rao, NIPFP, New Delhi
    Presenter:Prof. J. V. M. Sarma, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
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    Discussant:Prof. Stephen Howes, ANU, Australia
    Session 3: Trade Policy reform in India
    Chair :Dr. Biswajit Dhar, RIS, New Delhi
    Presenter:Dr. Kanhaiya Singh, NCAER, New Delhi 
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    Discussant:Dr. Geetanjali Nataraj, NCAER, New Delhi
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    Session 4: Economic reforms in Pakistan
    Chair:Dr. Rajiv Kumar
    Presenter:Dr. Zafar Mueen Nasir, PIDE, Islamabad
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    Discussant:Dr. Shiro Armstrong, EABER, ANU
    30 June, 2009
    Session 5: Capital Flows and Investment reform in India
    Chair:Prof. U. Sankar, Madras School of Economics, Chennai
    Presenter:Dr. Pravakar Sahoo, ICRIER and IEG, New Delhi
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    Discussant:Dr. Ajit Ranade, Aditya Birla Group, Mumbai
    Session 6: Economic reforms in Bangladesh
    Chair:Mr. Suman K. Bery, NCAER, New Delhi
    Presenter:Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Dhaka University, Dhaka
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    Discussant:Dr. Haryo Aswicahyono, CSIS, Jakarta
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    Session 7: Economic reforms in Sri Lanka
    Chair:Dr. V. R. Panchamukhi, Managing Editor, IEJ
    Presenter:Dr. Dushni Weerakoon, IPS, Colombo
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    Discussant:Mr. D. Amarasinghe, Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka
    Summary and Steps forward
    Dr. Philippa Dee and Prof. Stephen Howes, ANU, Australia


    8th India-Korea Dialogue on India, Korea and the Global Financial Crisis Cooperation and Responses | 2009

    2009-05-20

    8TH INDIA-KOREA DIALOGUE
    India, Korea and the Global Financial Crisis
    Cooperation and Responses
     
    May 20-21, 2009
    Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi, India 
     
    20 May 2009
    Opening Session:
    ChairMr. N. Ravi, Secretary, East, Ministry of External Affairs
    Welcoming Remarks:Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
    Remarks by delegation HeadsDr. Dalchoong KIM, President, Seoul Forum for International Affairs, Seoul
    Amb. Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary, GoI
    Congratulatory remarksAmb. Young-Sun PAEK, Ambassador of India, Embassy of the Republic of Korea
    Vote of ThanksMr. N. S. Sisodia, Director General, IDSA
    Session I: Political and Security Developments in India and Korea
    ChairYoung Kwan YOON, Professor, Seoul National University, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Speakers:Mr. N. S. Sisodia, Director General, IDSA
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    Prof. Kyudok HONG, Dean, College of Social Sciences, Sookmyung Womens University
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    Session II: Indian and Korean Perspectives on the Global Financial crisis
    Chair:Prof. Nitin Desai, Honorary Professor, ICRIER
    Speakers:Mr. Eui Yong CHUNG, Co-Chairman, Standing Committee of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties and former member of the National Assembly 
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    Mr. Pankaj Vashisht, Researcher, ICRIER
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    21 May 2009
    Session III: Bilateral Economic Relations, FDI, and Reforms: Prospects and Challenges
    Chair :Dr. Dalchoong KIM, President, Seoul Forum for International Affairs, Seoul
    Speakers:Dr. Pravakar Sahoo, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth
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    Dr. Jong Seok KIM, Professor, Hongik University and President, Korea Economic Research Institute
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    Dr. Choong Yong AHN, Chair Professor, Chung-Ang University
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    Session IV: Responses to and Implications of the Global Financial Crisis
    Chair :Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
    Speakers:Dr. Choong-Yong AHN, Chair Professor, Chung-Ang University
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    Dr. Alok Sheel, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, MoF
    [Download Presentation]

    Dr. Abhijit Sengupta, Consultant, Macroeconomics, World Bank
    [Download Presentation]
    Session V: Technology and Energy Exchange and Cooperation
    Chair :Amb. Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary, GoI.
    Speakers: V. Raghuraman, Principal Adviser, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
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    Dr. Jae In SHIN, President, The Association of ex-Presidents of National R&D Institutes, former President, National Fusion Research Institute
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    Session VI: Concluding Session
     Drafting of Joint Statement
      



    Conference on Food Security in SAARC | 2009

    2009-03-23

    International Conference on Food Security in SAARC
     
    March 23, 2009
    Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road , New Delhi
     
    Session 1
    Welcome and Introductory remarks by Mr. Shrawan Nigam , Senior Consultant, ICRIER
    Chair:Dr. Panjab Singh, Ex- DG, ICAR
    Presentation on Synthesis Paper Food Security in South Asia : Issues and Options

    Dr. Surabhi Mittal , Senior Fellow ICRIER [Download Presentation]
    Session 2
    Chair:Dr. Purushottam K. Mudbhary, Chief, Policy Assistance Branch, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
    Discussion on Country papers
    Panelists:Sri Lanka paper by Dr. P. A. Samaratunga
    Bhutan paper by Dr. Dil Bhadur Rahut
    India paper by Dr. Surabhi Mittal
    Maldives paper by Ms. Deepti Sethi
    Nepal paper by Dr. Khim K. Sharma
    Bangladesh paper by Mr. Subir Kanti Bairagi
    Session 3: Brainstorming on Way Forward for ensuring Food Security in South Asia
    Chair:Amb. Santosh Kumar , Senior Consultant, ICRIER
    Panelists:Mr. P. K. Mishra, Ex Secretary, MoA, GoI
    Dr. P. K. Joshi, Director, NCAP, ICAR
    Dr. Purushottam K. Mudbhary, FAO-RAP
    Dr. V. Shunmugam, Chief Economist, MCX


    Workshop on Current Developments in Indian Financial System | 2009

    2009-03-20


    Workshop on
    Current Developments in Indian Financial System
    (A Joint ICRIER-INWENT Workshop)
     
    March 20, 2009
    ICRIER Conference Room, Core 6A, 4th Floor , India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road , New Delhi
     
    Session 1: Global Financial Crisis: Indian and International perspectives
    Chair:Mr. Shrawan Nigam, Senior Consultant, ICRIER
    Panelists:Dr. Mathew Joseph, Senior Consultant, ICRIER
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    Dr. Ulrich Volz, The German Development Institute (DIE)
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    Mr. Benno Graw, German Financial Counsellor, German Consulate General, Mumbai [Download Presentation]
    Session 2: Legal and Regulatory framework for Indian Financial System
    Chair:Dr. Mathew Joseph, Senior Consultant, ICRIER
    Panelists:Dr. A V Raja, Reader, Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad
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    Prof. K K Krishnan, Associate Professor Insurance, BIMTech
    [Download Presentation]
    Session 3: Recent Developments in Indian Banking Sector and Capital Market
    Chair:Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director & CE, ICRIER
    Panelists:Dr. Mandira Sarma, Senior Fellow, ICRIER
    [Download Presentation]

    Mr. CKG Nair, Director, Capital Markets, Dept of Economic Affairs, MoF
    [Download Presentation]
    Vote of Thanks:Ms. Ina Dettmann-Busch, INWENT
    ParticipantsDr. Gunter Dresrusse, Country Director, GTZ, India
    Mr. Abheek Barua, Chief Economist, HDFC Bank, Delhi
    Dr. Manoranjan Pattanayak, Economist, CRISIL India
    Mr. Francis Rathinam, Fellow, ICRIER
    Ms. Ina Dettmann-Busch, INWENT
    Ms. Anita Sharma, INWENT India
    Ms. Devika Chakraborty, INWENT India
    And participants from GTZ, KFW, German Embassy
    and ICRIER team
     
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    Workshop on Technology | 2009

    2009-03-04

    Workshop on Technology
     
    March 4, 2009
     
    Welcome Address:Mr. Shrawan Nigam , Senior Consultant, ICRIER
    Chair:Mr. N. Mohanty, Former Secretary, Ministry of Industry, GOI.
    Presentation 1:"Desirable Technology Policy for India"

    Prof. Amitav Mallik
     , Former Director, Laser Science & Technology Centre, Delhi

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    Presentation 2:Indias Tryst With Technology: The Way Forward

    Prof. Amit Shovon Ray
    ,Chair Professor of Trade, Technology and Competitiveness, ICRIER and

    Sabyasachi Saha , Researcher, ICRIER

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    Presentation 3:Internationalisation of R&D

    Dr. Rajeev Anantaram , Senior Fellow, ICRIER

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    Discussion



    Chairmans Remarks
     


    Conference on Global Economic Downturn: Lessons and Way Forward | 2009

    2009-02-10


    International Conference
    Global Economic Downturn: Lessons and Way Forward
     
    Organized by

    ICRIER in Collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany and Sasakawa Peace Foundation , Japan

    February 9 -10 2009
    New Delhi
     
    Day One: 9th February 2009
    InauguralWelcome address: Dr. Rajiv Kumar , Director & CE, ICRIER

    Opening Comments: Ambassador Bernd Mutzelburg, German Embassy Delhi

    Inaugural address: Mr. Ashok Chawla, Secretary, Dept. of Economic Affairs , India

    Vote of thanks: Mr. Joerg Wolff , Resident Representative of India , Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
    Session I: Global Economic Downturn: Where Are We?
    Chairperson:Joerg Wolff, Resident Representative of India , Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
    Speakers:Heribert Dieter, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin , Germany

    Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo , Japan
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    Krishna Srinivasan, Advisor and Head of the Multilateral Surveillance Unit, International Monetary Fund
    [Download Presentation]
    Session II: Emerging Strategies to Tackle Economic Downturn
    Chairperson:Richard Higgott, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of International Political Economy, University of Warwick , UK
    Speakers:Takeo Hoshi, Pacific Economic Cooperation Professor in International Economic Relations at Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies, University of California , USA
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    Ramgopal Agarwala, Senior Advisor, RIS
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    Rajiv Kumar, Director & CE, ICRIER
    Session III: G 20 Initiative and the Way Forward
    Chairperson:Hardeep Puri, Secretary (ER) MEA
    Speakers:Richard Higgott, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of International Political Economy, University of Warwick , UK

    Shigeo Kashiwagi, Senior Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan
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    Alok Sheel, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Economic Affairs, India
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    Day Two: 10th February 2009
    Special Session: Impact of Global Economic Downturn on India and Japan
    Chairperson:Rakesh Mohan, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
    Speakers:Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo , Japan

    Takeo Hoshi, Pacific Economic Cooperation Professor in International Economic Relations at Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies, University of California , USA
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    Jahangir Aziz, Chief EconomistSouth Asia, JP Morgan
    [Download Presentation]

    Mathew Joseph , Senior Consultant, ICRIER
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    Concluding Remarks: Heribert Dieter, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin , Germany


    Workshops on Water and Energy | 2008

    2008-12-16

    Water and Energy


    Conference on Deepening Financial Sector Reforms and Regional Cooperation in South Asia | 2008

    2008-11-07


    Conference on
    Deepening Financial Sector Reforms and Regional Cooperation in South Asia
     
    November 6-7, 2008

    Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road , New Delhi

     
    November 6, 2008
    Inaugural Session
    • Words of welcome by Rajiv Kumar , ICRIER
    • Special address by Benno Graw, Financial Councillor, German Consulate General, Mumbai
    • Words of Welcome and Overview of the conference by Gunter Taube, InWEnt
    Session 1: Financial Sectors in South Asia in the Backdrop of Financial Sector Reforms
    Chair:Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER
    Panelist :K.P. Krishnan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance , India
    Salman Shah, Former Finance Minister of Pakistan
    [Download Paper
    Joshua Felman, IMF
    [Download Presentation
    Session II: Integration of Regional Financial Markets The Road Ahead
    Chair:W.A. Wijewardena, Deputy Governor, Central Bank, Sri Lanka
    Panelist :Eli M. Remolona, Chief Representative, BIS Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific, Hong Kong
    [Download Presentation] [Download Paper
    K. M. Abraham, Whole Time Member, Securities and Exchange Board of India
    [Download Presentation
    Ugo Panizza, Chief Debt, Development and Finance Unit, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva
    [Download Presentation
    November 7, 2008
    Session III: Financial Inclusion in South Asia
    ChairRajiv Kumar, Director and CE, ICRIER
    Panelist :Huzzatul Islam Latifee, Managing Director, Grameen Trust , Bangladesh
    [Download Presentation
    Mandira Sarma, Senior Fellow, ICRIER
    [Download Presentation] [Download Paper
    Session IV (High Level Panel Discussion) : Regional Financial and Monetary Cooperation: Pursuing Financial Stability
    ChairMartina Metzger, BIF/InWEnt
    [Download Paper
    Panelist:Sheel Kant Sharma, Secretary General, SAARC secretariat
    Sebastian G. Paust, Executive Director for Austria, Germany, Luxemburg, Turkey and United Kingdom, Asian Development Bank
    [Download Presentation
    Charles Wyplosz, Professor of Economics, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva
    [Download Presentation] [Download Paper
    Ernesto May, Sector Director, Poverty Reduction, Economic Management, Finance and Private Sector Development, The World Bank, Washington , D.C
    [Download Presentation
    End of conference with a vote of thanks by Gunter Taube, InWEnt
    Participants :Mr. Aamir Shamim, Head, Treasury and Financial Institutions Division of the Dawood Islamic Bank Limited, Pakistan
    [Download Paper
      
    [Download Participants Profile]



    Convergence towards Regional Integration: Trade Implications for the UK and India | 2008

    2008-08-22

    Convergence towards regional integration between India and the

    EU-Trade implications for the UK and India
     
    August 22, 2008
     
    Inaugural session
    Opening remarks:Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director & CE, ICRIER
    Guest of Honor:Dr. Rahul Khullar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
    Comments :Mr. Steve Cook, First Secretary (Economic/ Trade Policy), British High Commission
    Collaboration remarks and project overview:Dr. S. Khorana, Lecturer, Aberystwyth University
    [Download Presentation]
    Session 1: Leather & Footwear
    Introductory remark:Dr. Deb Kusum Das, ICRIER
    [Download Presentation]
    Chair :Dr. K. Elangovan, Executive Director, Indian Council for Leather Exports
    Discussant :Mr. A. Khatua, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

    Mr. A. Sondhi, Chairman, Northern region CLE

    Prof. B. N. Goldar, Economist, Institute of Economic Growth
    [Download Presentation]

    Mr. A. Sett, Ankur Footwear, Chennai
    Session 2: Textiles and Clothing
    Introductory remark:Dr. S. Khorana, Aberystwyth University
    [Download Presentation]
    Chair :Shri D. K. Nair, Secretary General, Confederation of Indian Textile Industry
    Panelists :Dr. J. N. Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles

    Dr. R. Mehta, Economist, Research and Information Centre for Developing Countries

    Mr. G. Nair, Matrix Clothing, Delhi

    Background Note>
     


    Roundtable Discussion on The Issues of Recent Rise in World Food Prices with US Senator Robert Casey | 2008

    2008-05-30

    Roundtable Discussion on the Issues of Recent Rise in World
    Food Prices with US Senator Robert Casey
     


    May 30, 2008
     
    A roundtable discussion was organized on the issues of recent rise in world food prices with the US Senator Robert Casey and delegates from American Embassy on May 30, 2008 at ICRIER. A select group of agricultural experts and economists from Government, Semi-Government, and private Institutions were present to discuss the phenomenon behind the rise in food prices and to learn of its impact on India and the world. Senator said that one-fifth nations of the whole world is facing food insecurity and some solution to this problem needs to be found. The group deliberated on the reasons for this food price rise and also highlighted how the Indian government initiatives have been able to keep the situation under check relative to other countries in the world. The issue of fuel price rise, diversification of grains to bio fuels, impact of climate change, subsidy in the world market, and food security were discussed during this roundtable. It is felt that heavy investment in agriculture are crucial and dissemination of technology to improve productivity is essential to avoid a food crisis situation in the world.
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    Conference on Moving Out of Poverty | 2008

    2008-05-26


    Conference on Moving Out of Poverty
     
    Jointly organized by ICRIER with The World Bank

    May 26, 2008
    Venue: ASSOCHAM House, 47, Prithviraj Road
     
    Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
    SESSION I: MOVING OUT OF POVERTY
    Chair:Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
    Panelists:Dr. Deepa Narayan, Senior Adviser, World Bank
    [Download Presentation]

    Dr. Arjun Sengupta, Chairman, National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector

    Dr. Isabel Guerrero, Country Director India, World Bank
    Session II: MOVING OUT OF POVERTY: ROLE OF DEMOCRACY
    Chair:Prof. Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission
    Panelists:Dr. Binayak Sen, Senior Economist, World Bank
    [Download Presentation]

    Dr. Ashutosh Varshney, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

    Mr. Ajay Mehta, Executive Director, National Foundation for India

    Dr. Bina Agarwal, Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth , Delhi
    [Download Presentation]
    Session III: MOVING OUT OF POVERTY: ROLE OF PRIVATE SECTOR AND CIVIL SOCIETY
    Chair:Mr. Yogesh C. Deveshwar, Chairman, ITC Ltd.
    Panelists:Prof. Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue

    Ms. Soumya Kapoor, Consultant, World Bank
    [Download Presentation]

    Mr. Arun Maira, Chairman, Boston Consulting Group India

    Dr. Rukmani Banerji, North India Director, Pratham
    [Download Presentation]

    Ms. Renana Jhabvala, President, SEWA Bharat
    Closing Comments:Prof. Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue


    Workshop on South Asia Regional Dialogue on Global Economic Governance and Trade | 2008

    2008-04-29

    South Asia Regional Dialogue on Global Economic Governance and Trade
     

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    India International Centre (Conference Room II, Hexagon Hall), New Delhi
    April 29, 2008
     
    ICRIER in collaboration with Oxford Universitys Global Economic Governance Programme; The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva; and the Emerging Dynamic Global Economies Network, Canada, organized the South Asia Regional Dialogue on Global Economic Governance and Trade. The aim of the dialogue was to stimulate debate on global trade governance issues, so that leading developing countries have an opportunity to frame their interests and concerns, and shape an evolving agenda.
    Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
    April 29 , 2008
    Opening remarks:Rajiv Kumar, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER

    Carolyn Deere
    , Director, Global Trade Governance Project, GEG
    Keynote Address:Gopal Pillai, Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
    Session I: The Status of the Global Trade Governance Debate: An Overview
    Chair:Gopal Pillai, Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
    Panel:Development, sustainability and the trade governance debate at the WTO: Core challenges, proposals, and gaps?
    Carolyn Deere, Director, Global Trade Governance Project, GEG
    [Download Presentation]

    Rule-making, negotiations and disputes: Issues for WTO institutional reform
    Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
    [Download Paper]

    Monitoring the monitors: Strengthening the WTOs information system
    Arunabha Ghosh, Associate, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford
    [Download Presentation] [Download Paper]
    Discussants :Anwarul Hoda, Member, Planning Commission, Former Permanent Representative of India to the WTO, and Deputy Director General of the WTO

    Pradeep S. Mehta
    , Secretary General, CUTS International, and Member, Warwick Commission into the Future of the Global Trade Regime
    Session II: Priorities in global trade governance: South Asian perspectives
    Chair:Amit Dasgupta, Joint Secretary (PD), Ministry of External Affairs
    Panel:Bangladeshs interests in reforming global trade governance
    Fahmida Khatun, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka
    [Download Presentation]

    Sri Lankas interests in reforming global trade governance
    Saman Kelegama, Executive Director, Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka

    Pakistans interests in reforming global trade governance
    Ahmad I. Aslam, Institute of Trade and Development, Pakistan
    [Download Presentation]

    Indias interests in reforming global trade governance
    Nagesh Kumar, Director-General, Research and Information Systems, New Delhi
    Discussants :Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
    Session III: Emerging powers in global trade governance: Indias role?
    Chair:Nitin Desai, Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER, Former UN Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs
    Panel:How should the WTO prepare for the rise of India and other emerging powers?
    Pradeep S. Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International, and Member, Warwick Commission into the Future of the Global Trade Regime
    [Download Presentation] [Download Paper]

    Lessons from Indias experience in the WTO: How should India prepare for the post-Doha WTO?
    Suparna Karmakar, Senior Fellow, ICRIER
    [Download Presentation]
    Discussants :What do South Asia and the developing world expect from India?
    Debapriya Bhattacharya, Ambassador of Bangladesh, United Nations in Geneva
    Session IV: Emerging Issues for South Asia in Global Trade Governance
    Chair:S. N. Menon, Former Commerce Secretary, Government of India
    Panel:Research and Policy Analysis Needs for Generating South Asian Inputs for Improving Global Economic Governance
    Debapriya Bhattacharya, Ambassador of Bangladesh, United Nations in Geneva

    Priorities Beyond Doha: South Asia in the governance of the global trading regime
    Veena Jha, Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of Warwick, UK and Executive Director, Maguru Consultants Limited
    [Download Presentation]

    Challenges at the intersection of multilateral and regional trade governance in South Asia
    Rashid Kaukab, Former Senior Consultant, UNCTAD
    [Download Presentation]
    Roundtable Discussion: Other perspectives and an agenda for future collaboration
    Chair:Carolyn Deere, Director, Global Trade Governance Project, GEG
    Vote of Thanks:Rajiv Kumar, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
     
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    Conference on Ninth Annual NBER Neemrana conference | 2008

    2008-01-13

    Ninth Annual NBER Conference
    Organized by ICRIER
     
    January 13 - 15, 2008
     
    January 13, 2008
    Session I: The India Session
    ChairIsher Judge Ahluwalia, ICRIER
    Panel :P. Chidambaram, Minister of Finance
    Montek Singh Aluwalia, Planning Commission
    Discussant :Shankar N. Acharya, ICRIER
    ChairMartin Feldstein, NBER
    Panel :Montek Singh Aluwalia, Planning Commission
    Discussant :Shankar N. Acharya, ICRIER
    Session II: US & the World Economy
    ChairKapil Sibal, Minister of Science and Technology
    Panel :Martin Feldstein, NBER
    Rakesh Mohan, RBI
    Discussant :Raghuram Rajan, NBER
    Session III: Trade and Competitiveness
    ChairUday Kotak, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
    Panel :Gopal Pillai, Ministry of Commerce
    Discussant :Takatoshi Ito, NBER
    Elhanan Helpman, NBER
    January 14, 2008
    Session IV: Political Economy of Reforms
    ChairT.N Ninan, Business Standard
    Panel :Manvendra Singh, BJP
    Naveen Jindal, INC
    B. J. Panda, BJD
    Discussant :Pratap Bhanu Mehta, CPR
    Brian Knight, NBER
    [Download Presentation]
    Session V: State Session: Haryana
    ChairRajiv Kumar, ICRIER
    Speech:Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister, Haryana
    Presentation:"Haryana : Challenges in Agriculture, Education and Infrastructure" - By Rajeev Arora, MD, HSIIDC
    [Download Presentation]
    Prespectives form Government of Inda :Kirit S. Parikh, Planning Commission
    Perspectives from Private Sector :Sanjeev K. Asthana, RIL
    Sunil K. Munjal, Hero Group
    Session VI: What Ails Indian Agriculture?
    ChairShankar Acharya, ICRIER
    Panel :Abhijit Sen, Planning Commission
    Ashok Gulati, IFPRI
    [Download Presentation]
    Tushaar Shah, IWMI, Colombo
    [Download Presentation]
    V.S. Vyas, Institute of Development Studies
    Discussant :Surjit S. Bhalla, Oxus Investments
    Gary Libecap , NBER
    [Download Presentation]
    Session VII: International Capital Markets and Exchange
    ChairSuman Bery, NCAER
    Panel :Takatoshi Ito, NBER
    [Download Presentation]
    Elhanan Helpman, NBER
    [Download Presentation]
    Michael Dooley, NBER
    January 15, 2008
    Session VIII: Educational Reforms in India
    ChairKatherine Baicker, Harvard University
    Panel :B. S. Baswan, IIPA
    [Download Paper]
    Sushma Berlia, Education Promotion Society of India
    Karthik Muralidharan, NBER
    [Download Presentation] [Download Paper]
    Discussant :Gurcharan Das
    Session IX: Fiscal Issues in the United States
    ChairM. Govinda Rao, NIPFP
    Panel :Alan Auerbach, NBER
    [Download Presentation]
    Katherine Baicker, Harvard University
    [Download Presentation]
     


    Conference on India and China's Role in International Trade and Finance and Global Economic Governance | 2007

    2007-12-07

    Conference on India and China's Role in International Trade and Finance and Global Economic Governance
     
    Organised by 
    Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
    Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
    International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    New Delhi, India
    at
    Jacaranda II, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
    December 6-7, 2007
     
    Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
     
    December 6, 2007
    Welcome and Inaugural Address
    Welcome:Rajiv Kumar 
    Director & CE, ICRIER
    Introduction to the Conference:Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley
    Inaugural Address:H.E. Bernd M�tzelburg, German Ambassador to India
    Vote of Thanks:J�rg Wolff, Resident Representative to India, KAS
     
    Session I : China and India in the Global Economy
    Chair:Shankar Acharya, Member, Board of Governors of ICRIER & Chairman, Kotak             Mahindra Bank
    • Barry Bosworth, The Brookings Institution and Susan Collins, Georgetown University : Trading with Asia's Giants 
      [download paper][download presentation]

      Discussant: Przemek Kowalski, OECD
    • Alan Heston, University of Pennsylvania : What Can Be Learned About the Economies of China and India from the Results of Purchasing Power Comparisons?
      [download paper][download presentation]

      Discussant: Surjit Bhalla, Oxus Investments
       
    • Franklin Allen, University of Pennsylvania, Rajesh Chakrabarti, Georgia Tech, Sankar De, Indian School of Business, Jun �QJ� Qian,  Boston College and Meijun Qian, National University of Singapore: The Financial System Capacities in China and India
      [download paper][download presentation]

      Discussant: David Cowen, IMF 
    • Sebastian G. Paust, ADB: Financial and Monetary Integration in the Asian Region
      [download presentation]

      Discussant: Eswar Prasad, Cornell University
    Session II:  Challenges for Growth in India, China
    Chair: Suman K. BeryDirector General, NCAER
    • Sergey Paltsev, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and John Reilly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: China and India in Energy Markets and its Implications for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      [download paper][download presentation]

      Discussant
      Shingling Lin, School of Economics, Peking University
      [download comments ]
       
    • Bart Van Ark, University of Groningen, Utsav Kumar, The Conference Board, NY, Abdul Azeez Erumban, University of Groningen: Cost Competitiveness of Indian and Chinese Manufacturing
      [download paper][download presentation]

      Discussant: Barry Bosworth, The Brookings Institution

      [download comments]
       
    • Catherine Co, University of Nebraska, Fanying Kong, Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska and Shingling Lin, School of Economics, Peking University: Pollution Across Chinese Provinces
      [download paper][download presentation]

      Discussant: Sergey Paltsev, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
       
    December 7, 2007
    Session III: Sustainability of Growth in India and China
    Chair:Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER 



    Conference on Financial Globalisation and Financial Sector Development in South and Central Asia - jointly organised by ICRIER and InWEnt | 2007

    2007-11-23

    Conference on Financial Globalisation and Domestic Financial Sector Development in South and Central Asia
     

    November 22-23, 2007
    Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

     
    Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
     
    November 22, 2007
    Inaugural Session
    Words of Welcome:Rajiv Kumar 
    Director & CE, ICRIER
    Special Address:Andreas Pfeil
    Head, Economic Cooperation and Development, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Overview of the conference :G�nther Taube                       
    InWEnt
    Session I: Financial Globalisation and Domestic Financial Sector Development - Implications for Monetary Policy
    Chair:Rajiv Kumar 
    Director & CE, ICRIER
    Participants:Rakesh Mohan 
    Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India
    [download presentations]

    Dietrich Sch�nwitz 

    Professor, Deutsche Bundesbank
    [download presentations][download Issue Notes]

    H.N. Thenuwara 

    Assistant Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
    [download presentations]

    Pierre Siklos 

    Professor, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada
    [download presentations][download Issue Notes]
    Session IIGlobal Integration of the Financial System and Domestic Financial Sector Liberalisation � Analytical Issues
    Chair:K. P. Krishnan 
    Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
    Participants:Priya Basu 
    Lead Economist, Finance and Private Sector, South Asia Region, The World Bank
    [download presentations]

    Vivek Moorthy
     
    Professor, IIM Bangalore
    [download presentations]

    Martin Bohl 
    Professor, University of M�nster, Germany
    [download presentations][download Issue Notes
                                       
    November 23, 2007
    Session III: Financial Inclusion - A Key Challenge for Financial Sector Development
    Chair:Ashok Kumar Paudel 
    Deputy Director, Banks & Financial Institutions Regulation Department,Nepal Rastra Bank
    Participants:Elaine Kempson 
    Professor, University of Bristol, and Member of the Social Security Advisory Committee, HM Treasury Financial Inclusion Taskforce, Great Britain 
    [download presentations][download Issue Notes]

    Niclaus Bergmann
     
    German Savings Bank Foundation for International Cooperation 
    [download presentations][download Issue Notes]

    A. Ramanathan
     
    Chief General Manager, Micro Credit Department, NABARD 
    [download presentations]

    Mandira Sarma
     
    Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations 
    [download presentations][download Issue Notes
    Session IV: Effects of Basel II on Regulatory Aspects of Central Banking in Emerging Markets and Developing Countries
    ChairG�nther Taube 
    Head of Department, InWEnt � Capacity Building International, Germany 
    Participants:Ramon Moreno 
    Head, Emerging Market Issues, Bank of International Settlements
    [download presentations]

    Ricardo Gottschalk
     
    Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
    [download presentations][download Issue Notes]

    D. Ravishankar
     
    Director, Risk Solution, Asia Pacific, Standard & Poor�s 
    [download presentations][download Issue Notes]

    Naba Gopal Banik
     
    General Manager, Banking Regulation & Policy Department, Bangladesh Bank 
    [download presentations]

    Peter Spicka
     
    Senior Advisor for Banking and Financial Supervision, Deutsche Bundesbank 
    [download presentations] [download Issue Notes]


    Conference on India and Italy in the Global Economy: Enhancing Trade and Co-operation | 2007

    2007-11-01

    Conference on India and Italy in the Global Economy: Enhancing Trade and Co-operation
     
     November 1, 2007

    Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi
     
    Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
     
    Inaugural Session
    Chair:Dr Shankar N Acharya
    Member, Board of Governors of ICRIER & Chairman, Kotak Mahindra Bank 
     
    Special Address:Mr Roney Simon
    Director (Italy), FICCI 
     
    Keynote Address:Mr Nicolo Tassoni Estense                       
    Economic and Trade Counselor,
    Embassy of Italy, New Delhi 
    [download Keynote Address
     
    Session I: India and Italy in the Global Economy Trends & Issues
    Chair:Dr Vivek Dehejia
    Professor, ICRIER 
     
    SpeakerProf Fabrizio Onida
    Bocconi University, Italy
    [download presentations 
     
    DiscussantMr G V Srinivas
    Director (Europe), Ministry of External Affairs, GOI 
     
    Session IIIndian and Italian Multinationals
    ChairProf Rajendra K Jain
    Centre for European Studies, JNU 
     
    SpeakersDr Andrea Goldstein
    Senior Economist, OECD
    [download presentations]

    Dr Amitendu Palit

    Visiting Fellow, ICRIER
    [download presentations
     
    DiscussantsMr Giuliano Enea 
    MD, Finmeccanica Dr Rashmi Banga
    Economist, UNCTAD-India     
     
    Session III: Italian and Indian Banks: Recent Trends and Growth Opportunities
    Chair:Dr Rupa Rege Nitsure
    Chief Economist, Bank of Baroda
    [download presentations
     
    SpeakersProf M De Cecco
    Scuola Normale Superiore
    [download presentations]

    Dr Mandira Sarma 

    Fellow, ICRIER  
    [download presentations
     
    DiscussantsMr Anurag Bhatia
    Vice President Europe Delivery 
    NUCLEUS Software Exports Ltd.
     
    Session IV: The Emergence of India as a Service Hub Implications for Italy
    ChairMr Stefano Chiarlone
    UniCredit Group 
     
    SpeakerMs Sonia Pant
    Deputy Director
    Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI
    [download presentations
     
    DiscussantsMr T SVishwanath 
    Senior Director & Head 
    International Trade Policy, CII, New Delhi

    Mr Francesco Gazzoletti

    Manager Governmental Programme
    IBM India Private Limited
     
    Round Table on India and Italy: Assessing Complementarities & Building Competitiveness
    ModeratorMr Nicolo Tassoni Estense
    Economic and Trade Counselor
    Embassy of Italy, New Delhi
     
    ParticipantsMr Giancarlo Lamio
    Director, 
    Italian Trade Commission, New Delhi

    Mr Suniti Varma

    Founder-President 
    K K Consulting, New Delhi

    Mr Bruno Valanzuolo 

    Chief Technical Advisor, UNIDO
                            
    Mr Jacopo Gasperi 
    Partner Studio Petrucci e Associati, Milano Counsel Titus & 
    Co. Advocates, New Delhi

    Mr Shantanu Mukerji

    General Manager
    Zegna South Asia Pvt. Ltd.

    Mr Giovanni De Filippis 

    Managing Director
    Fiat Automobile India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai



    Conference on India's Look East Policy: Challenges for Sub-Regional Cooperation | 2007

    2007-10-09

    Conference on India's Look East Policy : Challenges for Sub-Regional Cooperation
     
    October 07-09, 2007

    VISHWARATNA HOTEL, A.T. ROAD, GUWAHATI - 781 001

    Organized by 
    Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
    Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, Delhi
    Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati
      
    October 7, 2007
    Welcome note byProf. Ashok Jain, Chairperson-OKDISCD
    Overview of the conference byMr. Arif S. Khan, Addl. Secy., MEA
    Key Note Address byMr. Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India
    Vote of thanks byProf. Ashok Jain, Chairperson-OKDISCD
    ChairDr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER 
     
    October 8, 2007
    Inaugural SessionWelcome note by Prof. Indranee Dutta, Director OKDISCD
    Inaugural address Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Dy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India
    Chair :Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
     
    Session I: India's Look East Policy : Political Economy Implication
    Lead speakers:Prof. Alokesh Barua, SIS, JNU: The Look East Policy and the North East: New Challenges for Development
    [download presentations]

    Prof. D.K.Baruah
    , Former Principal Cotton College and Visiting Faculty GU: Political Economy and Image Building

    Prof. B.P. Mishra. Former Prof. North Bengal University: Developing India's North East- Gleaning from Political Economic Perspective
                                        
    Chandan Mahanta, IIT Guwahati: Water Diplomacy: The Missing Link in Look East Policy
    [download presentations]

    Chair: Shri Arjun Asrani, Former Indian Ambassador- Japan.
     
    Session II: Governance and Social Issues and Role of the Civil Society
    Lead Speakers:Ms. Patricia Mukhim; Journalist, Shillong: The Role of Civil Society

    Ms. Hasina Kharbih; INGON, Shillong

    Dr. B. B. Kumar
    , Astha Bharati, New Delhi:India's Look East Policy-The Opportunity and the Challenges for the NE Region'

    Chair : Prof. Mrinal Miri, Member, National Advisory Council and former VC NEHU.
     
    Session III: Regional Connectivity and Infrastructure
    Lead Speakers:Mr. Pradyut Bordoloi, Minister of Industry, Govt. of Assam: Old Routes Anew: Looking East from East
    [download presentations]

    Prof. Amar Yumnam
    , Manipur University: The Binding Constraints of the Region Mr. Bhaskar Mitra, Ambassador of India to Myanmar

    Mr. Pinak Chakravarty
    , High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh: Regional Connectivity and Infrastructure
    [download presentations]

    Chair : 
    Prof. Ashok Jain, Chairman, OKDISCD 
     
    October 9, 2007
    Session IV: Competitive Business Investment, Informal Trade and Regional Integration
    Lead Speakers:Mr. Bhaskar Baruah, Former, Secretary, GOI: Borders and Beyond-In the Context of India's Look East Policy
    [download presentations]

    Mr. Sanjib Kakoty
    , Shillong: When Opportunity Beckons!

    Mr. Shivachandra Singh, Secretary, Indo-Myanmar Fraternity Alliance, Manipur
                
    Ms. Vijaya Latha Reddy, Ambassador of India to Thailand

    Chair : Mr. Kashinath Hazarika, CMD, NEDFi.
     
    Session V: Challenges of Poverty and Human Resource Development in North East India
    Lead Speakers:Ms. Sanamoni Yambem-DGM, NABARD, Imphal. 
                
    Mr. Shantikam Hazarika, Director, Assam Institute of Management 
                
    Dr. Jesim Pais, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, Delhi: Labour Regulations: Coverage in North East India
    [download presentations]

    Chair: Prof. Gautam Barua, Director, IIT- Guwahati 
     
    Session VI: Valedictory
    Valedictory AddressShri Mani Shankar Aiyar, Hon'ble Minister, DONER, Panchayati Raj and Youth Affairs and Sports

    Vote of Thanks by Dr. Indranee Dutta, Professor and Director, OKDISCD.
                            
    Chair:  Amb. Santosh Kumar, Senior Consultant and Project Director, The National Interest Project, ICRIER 
     

     


    Workshop on Special Economic Zones and their Impact on Export Promotion | 2007

    2007-05-17

    Workshop on Special Economic Zones and their Impact on Export Promotion
     


    May 17, 2007
    New Delhi

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    ICRIER organized a workshop on Special Economic Zones and their Impact on Export Promotion to discuss research findings and seek comments of the key stakeholders on this important topic. This workshop is the final step of ICRIER's ongoing research on a Cost-Benefit Analyses of India's Export Promotion Schemes. The project was commissioned by the Ministry of Finance, and the researchers have attempted to evaluate the overall economic impact (welfare gains/loss vis-a-vis investment, foreign exchange and employment etc) of existing export promotion schemes, including SEZs. Based on detailed quantitative analysis, the studies make relevant policy recommendations for the Government of India.
     
    Presentations are available in downloadable format.
     
    Introductory Remarks:Dr. Rajiv Kumar 
     
    SEZs in India :A Quantitative Assessment of Costs and Benefits
     Dr. Aradhna Aggarwal 
    [download presentation]
     
    Discussant 1Mr. Vivek Mehra, PwC , India
    [download presentation]
     
    Discussant 2Dr. Kavita Rao, NIPFP
     
    Costs and Benefit Analysis of tax exemptions for export promotion schemes
     Mr. Sukumar Mukhopadhyaya
    [download presentation
     
    Discussant 1Mr. R. V. Kanoria, Kanoria Chemicals
    Discussant 2Dr. Satya Poddar, E&Y India
    [download presentation


    International Workshop on 'Intra-Asian FDI Flows: Magnitude, Trends, Prospects and Policy Implications� | 2007

    2007-04-26

    International Workshop on Intra-Asian FDI Flows:
    Magnitude, Trends, Prospects and Policy Implications
     
     April 25 - 26, 2007

    Casurina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road New Delhi 3, India
     
    Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
      
    April 25, 2007
    INAUGURAL SESSIONWelcome remarks from Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director and 
    Chief Executive, ICRIER

    Keynote Address by Dr. Ajay Dua, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    Session 1: Overview Papers
    Chair for the session: Shri N. Ravi Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs
    Paper 1Intra-Asian FDI Flows: Trends, Patterns and Determinants by Rabin Hattari (IMF and George Mason University) and Ramkishen Rajan (George Mason University)
    [download presentations] [download paper]
     
    Discussant 1KC Fung (University of California, Santa Cruz) 
    [download presentations]
     
    Paper 2Emerging Trends In FDI Flows To Asia by Dilek Aykut (World Bank)
    [download presentations] [download paper]
     
    Discussant 2Dr. Amitendu Palit (ICRIER)
     
    Session 2: Emerging Giant Economies
    Chair for the session: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
    Paper 3"Emerging Multinationals: Trends, Patterns and Determinants Of Outward Investment By Indian Enterprises by Nagesh Kumar (RIS)
    [download presentations] [download paper]
     
    Discussant 3Andrea Goldstein (OECD)
    Paper 4The Pattern and Magnitude of China's Outward FDI in Asia by Shaoming Cheng (West Virginia University) and Roger Stough (George Mason University)
    [download presentations] [download paper]
     
    Discussant 4Rajat Kathuria (International Management Institute) 
     
    Session 3: Asian OECD Economies
    Chair for the sessionReza Siregar (IMF-STI & University of Adelaide)
    Paper 5Japan's Outward FDI in Globalisation by Daisuke Hiratsuka (Institute of Developing Economies)
    [download presentations] [download paper]
     
    Discussant 5Mandira Sarma (ICRIER)
    Paper 6Korea's Outward FDI In Asia by Deok Ryong Yoon (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy) [download presentations] [download paper]
     
    Discussant 6Rabin Hattari (IMF and George Mason  University)
    [download presentations]
     
    April 26, 2007
    Session 4: Newly-Industrializing Asian Economies
    Chair for the Session: Dr. Sunil Rongala (Murugappa Group)
    Paper 7Outward Direct Investment From East Asia: Experiences of Hong Kong and Taiwan by Nathalie Aminian (University of Le Havre), KC Fung (University of California Santa Cruz) and Chelsea.C.LIN (National Doug Hwa University)
    [download presentations] [download paper]
     
    Discussant 7Abhijit Sen Gupta (ICRIER) 
    [download presentations]
     
    Paper 8Singapore and Thailand by Andrea Goldstein (OECD) and Pavida Pananond (Thammasat University)
    [download presentations] [download paper]
     
    Discussant 8Joshua Felman (IMF)
    [download presentations]
     
    Session 5: Emerging Giant Economies
    Chair for the SessionMr. Toshiro Nishizawa, Deputy Director General, JBIC Institute, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
    Paper 9Foreign Direct Investment In Services: The Experiences of India and China by Christopher Findlay and Shengin Guo(University of Adelaide)
    [download presentations] [download paper
     
    Discussant 9Arpita Mukherjee (ICRIER)
    Session 6: Developing Southeast Asian Economies
    Chair for the session Roger Stough (George Mason University)
    Paper 10Outward Foreign Direct Investment: The Malaysian Experience by Mohamed Ariff and Gregore Pio Lopez (The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research)
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    Discussant 10Arindam Banik (International Management Institute)
    Paper 11Outward Investment Surge in the Midst of Weak Inward Investment: Perspectives from the Indonesian Experience by Reza Siregar (IMF STI & University of Adelaide) & Anton Gunawan (Citigroup-Indonesia)
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    Discussant 8Chetan Ghate (Indian Statistical Institute)
     


    Workshop on Economic and Socio-Political Development Experiences in India and Asia� by ICRIER and the India Study Group of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Japan | 2007

    2007-02-20

    Workshop on Economic and Socio-Political Development Experiences in India and Asia
     
     February 20, 2007.

    by ICRIER and the India Study Group of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Japan
     
    Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
      
    December 14, 2006
    Mr. Makoto NagaishiDeterminants of Work Motivation: A Comparative Study of Japanese Companies in India and Thailand. 
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    Mr. Hajime SatoA Preliminary Survey on the Development of the Indian Steel Industry after the Economic Liberalisation. 
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    Mr Takahiro Sato, PhDWho are the beneficiaries of the Poverty Alleviation Programmes in Rural India ? A Preliminary Analysis of the Consequences of the Decentralization in the 1990s.
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    Growth in India and the World | 2006

    2006-12-15

    Growth in India and the World
     
     December 14-15, 2006

    An international conference organized by ICRIER
    The Microeconomics of Growth Network and the World Bank.
     

    Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.

      
    December 14, 2006
    Opening Remarks:Rajiv Kumar , Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER 
    Dipak Dasgupta, World Bank
    Robin Burgess, Microeconomics of Growth Network
    Measurement of Economic Growth and Poverty
    Chair: Raghuram Rajan
    Paper:Angus Deaton, Princeton University
    Discussant: Professor Mihir Rakshit, Indian Credit Rating Agency
    Regulation and Deregulation
    Chair:Nripendra Misra, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
    Paper :Timothy Besley, London School of Economics [Presentation]
    Discussant:Rakesh Mohan, Reserve Bank of India
    Building Manufacturing Capability
    Chair:Rajiv Kumar , Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
    Paper:John Sutton, London School of Economics [Presentation
    [ Paper1] [ Paper2]
    Discussant:Bibek Debroy
    Education
    Chair:Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Centre for Policy Research
    Paper:Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Presentation]
    Discussant:Geeta Kingdon, Oxford University [Presentation]
    Health
    Chair:Professor Ashish Bose, Institute of Economic Growth
    Paper:Lant Pritchett, World Bank [Presentation]
    Discussant:Professor Amit Shovon Ray, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Public Finance and Taxes
    Chair:Ashok Lahiri, Ministry of Finance
    Paper:Roger Gordon, UC San Diego [Presentation] [Paper]
    Discussant:Govind Rao, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
    Access to Finance
    Chair:Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of California , Berkeley
    Paper:Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Presentation]
    Discussant:Rajiv Kumar , Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
    December 15, 2006
    Technology Adoption with Uncertain Profits: The Case of Fibre Boats in South India
    Foreign Capital and Economic Growth
    Returns to Capital in Micro-enterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment.
    • David McKenzie, World Bank [Presentation] [ Paper]
    • Chris Woodruff, University of California , San Diego
    Does Economic Growth Reduce Fertility? The Indian Green Revolution Experience.
    From Farming to International Business: The Social Auspices of Entrepreneurship in a Developing Economy


    International Conference on India and the Global Economy Inauguration by Hon'ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh | 2006

    2006-11-07

    India and the Global Economy
     
    November 6-7, 2006
     
    ICRIER is celebrating its Silver Jubilee in 2006-07. On this occasion, an international conference on India and the Global Economy was organized on November 6-7, 2006 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the conference and the Valedictory Session was addressed by Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs.

    The conference brought together some of the leading experts, international and national, working on India's economic development. The deliberations at the conference contributed to the discussion on the policies and institutions needed to exploit the growing opportunities offered by India's integration with the world economy.
     
    Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
     
      
    November 6, 2006
    Inaugural Session
    Inaugural Remarks:Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
    [Speech]
     
    Chair:                        Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
    [Speech]
     
    Keynote Address:Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
    [Speech in English ] [Speech in Hindi ]
     
    Vote of Thanks:Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
    [Speech]
     
    Session I:Addressing the Infrastructure Deficit
    Chair: Dr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC
    Issues Paper:Dr. Rajiv Lall, Managing Director & CEO, IDFC
    [Presentation]
     
    Panelists: 1. Mr. Gajendra Haldea, Advisor to DCH (Infra.), Planning Commission
    2. Dr. Sumila Gulyani, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Director, Infrastructure and Poverty Action Lab, Columbia University
    [Presentation]
     
    3. Mr. Hari Sankaran, Managing Director, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited
    4. Mr. Nitin Desai, Member, Board of Governors and Honorary Professor ICRIER 
     
    Session II:Round Table on Agriculture
    Chair:Prof. Ross Garnaut, Chairperson, IFPRI
    Panelists:1. Dr. Nachiket Mor, Deputy Managing Director, ICICI Bank Limited
    [Paper]
     
    2. Dr. Ashok Gulati, Director in Asia, IFPRI
    [Presentation]
     
    3. Dr. S. S. Johl, Vice Chairman, Punjab State Planning Board
    [Paper] [ Presentation]
     
    4. Dr. Tushar Shah, Principal Scientist, International Water Management Institute
    [Paper] [ Presentation]
     
    Session III:Towards a Competitive Manufacturing Sector
    Chair:Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Chairman, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
    Issues Paper:Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
    [Presentation]
     
    Panelists:1Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Professor, IIM Ahmedabad
    [Presentation]
     
     2. Mr. Adil Zainulbhai, Managing Director, Mckinsey
     3. Prof. Bibek Debroy, Secretary General, PHDCCI
     
    November 7, 2006
    Session IV:Round Table on Macro-economic Issues
    Chair:Dr. Bimal Jalan, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
    Panelists:1. Dr. Shankar Acharya, Member, Board of Governors and Honorary Professor, ICRIER [Presentation]
     
     2. Dr. Vijay Joshi, Reader, Merton College, Oxford University
    [Paper]
     
     3. Dr. Avik Chakrabarti, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    [Paper] [Presentation]
     
     4. Dr. S. S. Bhalla, Managing Director, Oxus Research and Investments
    Session V:Towards Global Integration of India's Financial Sector
    Chair:Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
    Issues Paper:Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
    [Paper] [ Presentation]
     
    Panelists:1. Mr. Uday S. Kotak, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited
     2. Dr. Ajay Shah, Former Consultant, Ministry of Finance
     3. Mr. Aman Mehta, Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER
    Valedictory Session
    Chair:Mr. N. K. Singh, Deputy Chairman, Planning Board, Government of Bihar
    Valedictory Address:Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs, GoI
    [Speech]
     
    Rapporteurs� Summaries 
    Session I:Addressing the Infrastructure Deficit
    Session II:Round Table on Agriculture
    Session III:Towards a Competitive Manufacturing Sector
    Session IV:Round Table on Macro-economic Issues
    Session V:Towards Global Integration of India�s Financial Sector


    ASSOCHAM-ICRIER Joint Conference on Globalization and Higher Education in India | 2006

    2006-11-02

    ASSOCHAM and ICRIER jointly organized a conference on
    "Globalization and Higher Education in India"
     


    November 1-2, 2006
     
    The salient points that emerged from the discussions were:
    • To increase the EER (eligible enrolment ratio) from prevailing 55% to ideal 100%, budgetary allocation to the sector must rise from 0.37% to at least 0.75% along with vigorous private sector participation, comprehensive fiscal management; and an enabling regulatory mechanism.
    • Given the large unmet demand for quality education, private universities should be encouraged to grow, in line with the Mukesh Ambani Committee Recommendations.
    • Financial outlay of Rs 12000 crore in the next ten years would be critical for the sector to increase access, training and skill enhancement of teachers as well as revision of remuneration to market determined levels. Funds may be generated by increasing user fees for those who can afford to pay while using the collections from the 2% education cess for quality provisioning to a wider user group.
    • Multi-pronged approach to borderless learning:
      • attracting world class institutions to India
      • diversifying the range and modalities of PPP
      • making India an educational destination
      • devising an India window programme for internship and
      • promoting distance education through a hybrid model such as IT&ITES undertaking a Brand India Education Mission abroad
    • SEZs for Universities for capitalization of knowledge along with mobilizing international access through a World Knowledge Bank recognizing credit transfers, favourable Foreign Education Providers Regime, and institutions of collaboration.
    • National qualification framework to remove intra-control barriers, overlaps, and gaps to bring India in line with International Agreements on Accreditation in Distance Learning.
    • Dovetailing vocational education and diversifying it at secondary school level.
    • Leveraging synergistic postgraduate research across universities.


    ICRIER-World Bank workshop on International Financial Integration of China and India | 2006

    2006-05-26

    "Increased Integration of China and India in the Global Financial System: Issues and Implications"
     
     
    May, 26, 2006
     
    The World Bank - IMF Annual Meetings 2006 in Singapore will feature a Series of Seminars organized around the theme of China and India as major emerging players in the world economy. One of the key issues that the Seminars will examine is the Increased Integration of China and India in the Global Financial System: Issues and Implications. In preparation for this, the Bank has commissioned a set of background papers by experts from India and China. Preliminary drafts of these papers were discussed at a workshop held in Beijing on March 16, 2006. A similar workshop was held in New Delhi on May 26, 2006 at The Imperial Hotel to present these papers for comments and feedback from senior policy makers, practitioners, and academics in India.

    The Delhi workshop, organized jointly by ICRIER and the World Bank discussed two broad sets of questions underpinning the background papers that have been prepared: First, how is the emergence of and policy changes in China and India changing the patterns of international capital flows and balance sheets? Second, and more broadly, what issues and challenges does the increased integration of China and India in the international financial system pose for the global financial system?  


    WTO and the Doha Round: The Way Forward | 2006

    2006-04-07

    WTO and the Doha Round: The Way Forward
     


    April 6-7, 2006

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    Click to view the Proceedings
     
    The Doha Round of Negotiations is now at a critical juncture. While Members are convinced that the successful conclusion of the Doha Development Agenda will be in their collective interests and hence keen that the 2006 deadline is not missed, talks seems to have reached a plateau. Indias active role in Hong Kong has been recognized by all; India has now the opportunity to play an effective role in resolving the current impasse in agriculture, and further the negotiations in non-agricultural market access and services.

    It is in this context Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) organised a one-and-half day International Conference on WTO and the Doha Round: The Way Forward, on April 6 and 7, 2006 at the ITPO Conference Hall, New Delhi. This conference brought together leading academicians, policy analysts, policy makers, experts and trade-negotiators to interact and brainstorm and find a way forward for a successful conclusion of the ongoing Round. The Honble Commerce and Industry Minister of India, Mr. Kamal Nath inaugurated the Conference, and also delivered the Valedictory Address. Mr Pascal Lamy, Director General of the WTO gave a special address at the inaugural session.

    The Conference was sponsored by the Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) and supported by the Ministry of Commerce.

    Special Address
    : Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director General, WTO - View speech
     
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    International Workshop for the IDRC Research Project on �Preferential Trading Agreements in Asia: towards an Asian Economic Community | 2006

    2006-03-30

    International Workshop for the IDRC Research Project on
    Preferential Trading Agreements in Asia: towards an Asian Economic Community
     
      


    March 30, 2006  
     
    The first international workshop of the IDRC Research Project on "Preferential Trading Agreements in Asia: towards an Asian Economic Community" being undertaken by ICRIER, was held on March 30, 2006. Preliminary research findings were presented by the Principal Researcher for the Project, Dr. Amita Batra, Senior Fellow, ICRIER.

    Scholars from other institutes in the region were invited to present their own research in related areas. The following scholars were present at the workshop: Dr. Lu Jianren, Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, Dr. Wisarn Pupphavesa, Advisor, Thailand Development Research Institute, Bangkok and Dr. Rahul Sen, Fellow, ISEAS, Singapore. Prof. Peter Drysdale from the Australian National University presented the concept paper on the "Asian Economic Community".

    The keynote address at the workshop was given by Mr. Shashank, former Foreign Secretary, Govt. of India Leading experts from research institutes, World Bank, ADB, policymakers, Govt. of India representatives and academics were present at the workshop and provided useful inputs.


    A Roundtable Discussion: People Moving, Jobs Moving: The Impact of Migration between UK and India | 2006

    2006-03-07

    A Roundtable Discussion: People Moving, Jobs Moving: The Impact of Migration between UK and India
     


    March 7, 2006
     
    ICRIER in collaboration with the Global Development Network (GDN) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) organised a roundtable discussion on People Moving, Jobs Moving: The Impact of Migration between UK and India.

    This roundtable focused on key aspects of migration flows between India and the UK towards a better understanding of how changing economic and demographic conditions affect flows of people and jobs and more importantly, participants will discuss strategies to enable migration flows to positively benefit Indias economic development.

    Mr. N.K. Singh, Board Member, ICRIER and former member of the Global Commission on International Migration has chaired the roundtable. Senior policymakers, academics and industry representatives participated in the discussion.
     


    Release of the report on FDI in Retail Sector: India | 2005

    2005-07-14

    Report on FDI in Retail Sector: India
    (Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Ms. Nitisha Patel)
     


    July 14, 2005
     
    First Photo: Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Senior Fellow, ICRIER and Dr. Arvind Virmani, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER addressing the Media on the launch of the ICRIER-Department of Consumer Affairs Report on "FDI in Retail Sector: India"

    Second Photo:Media at the launch of the ICRIER-Department of Consumer Affairs Report on "FDI in Retail Sector: India"

    ICRIER organised a press briefing on the release of the ICRIER & Department of Consumer Affairs, (Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India) Report on "FDI in Retail Sector: India" on July 14, 2005 in ICRIER Conference hall. The briefing was addressed by Dr. Arvind Virmani, Director & CE, ICRIER and Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Senior Fellow ICRIER and the author of the report. Dr. Mukherjee made a presentation on the report to the media present. The first academic research in the area, the report takes into account the views of stakeholders and evaluates its likely impa